Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake banned from international cricket

Sri Lankan bowler Sachithra Senanayake delivers a ball during a practice session at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on July 5, 2014
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Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake is banned from international cricket after it was deemed that he bowls with an illegal action.

Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from all international cricket after it was deemed that he uses an illegal bowling action.

The 29-year-old was ordered to undergo testing by the International Cricket Council after being reported by the on-field umpires during last month's one-day international series with England.

Four of his deliveries during the fourth ODI at Lord's were adjudged to be in breach of the 15-degree elbow extension permitted under ICC rules.

It is the second time Senanayake has been forced to undergo biomechanical testing after being previously reported on a Sri Lanka A tour of England two years ago.

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