Cricket Council bans Sri Lanka’s Sachitra Senanayake

Monday July 14th, 2014

Sri Lanka’s Sachitra Senanayake was banned by the International Cricket Council after it ruled he performed illegal actions against England, The Guardian reports.

The Cricket Council ruled four of Senanayake's deliveries against England violated the allowable 15 degree elbow extension. Previous questions arose regarding his delivery during 2012, but he passed a biomechanical test by the Cricket Council.

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The Guardian described his key role in the match against England:

"It was a match that Sri Lanka won by seven runs, with Senanayake taking the key wicket of Eoin Morgan and conceding just 49 runs from his 10 overs, giving him eight for 100 in the series at an economy rate of less than four per over."

- Paul Palladino

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