Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake reported over bowling action
Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action.
Last Updated: 02/06/14 6:42pm
Senanayake, who has twice recorded career-best figures in the ongoing one-day international series against England, was reported by umpires Ian Gould and Marais Erasmus at the end of his team's victory at Lord's on Saturday.
He will be free to bowl again in the series decider at Edgbaston on Tuesday but will face further scrutiny under International Cricket Council regulations.
An ICC statement read: "The umpires' report cited concerns over a number of deliveries that were considered to be suspect.
"Senanayake's bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to bowlers reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
"The off-spinner is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, he is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known."
Sri Lanka Cricket has voiced its surprise after the incident and said in a statement: "Since Sachithra had over the past two years played many bilateral/ICC tournaments and four earlier games in the current tour without any hint of suspicion, this comes as a surprise to SLC.
"As, however, the ICC has a procedure in place for situations such as this, SLC has no option but to adhere to the laid-down process."
Senanayake's action was also deemed suspect in 2011 during a Sri Lanka A tour of England - after which he underwent biomechanical testing.
Sri Lanka named their squad on Monday afternoon for the two-Test series against England, from which Senanayake is omitted.
The 29-year-old made his Test debut, and won his solitary cap to date, five months ago.
But Sri Lanka have preferred his fellow off-spinner Dilruwan Perera to partner left-arm orthodox Rangana Herath in a 15-man squad which is also minus pace bowler Suranga Lakmal - who tore his hamstring in the first ODI against England at The Oval.
Sri Lanka (v England, for two Tests in June): A Mathews (captain), L Thirimanne (vice-captain), D Karunaratne, K Silva, K Sangakkara, M Jayawardene, P Jayawardene, D Chandimal, R Herath, D Perera, S Eranga, N Kulasekara, N Pradeep, C Welegedara, D Prasad.
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