Sri Lanka Cricket hoping to see their offspinner Sachithra Senanayake to get cleared by the ICC over his action in coming few months, after biomechanics experts shown their confidence over his right arm spinner’s new action which had been sufficiently changed and checked.
Senanayake has returned from the University of Western Australia, where he underwent an unofficial biomechanics test in the institute where he spent ten days over remedial work along with human movement expert Darryl Foster. The details of whether his remodeled action adheres to the ICC’s playing conditions will not be known until a report from this test is generated by Foster’s team over the next two weeks.
Foster is expected to be satisfied with the changes in Senanayake’s action but could not give assurance over the exact degree of flex at each delivery unless the results of the performed test are reported.
Foster and his team found that every delivery of Senanayake have been exceeding the permitted 15-degree limit before the remedial work and a significant increase in flex was seen when Senanayake tries to change the length of his delivery during his bowling stride, especially when batsman tries down the pitch. Senanayake had not omitted any of his variations during the remedial process.
SLC will be hoping to have Senanayake cleared by the ICC before England‘s limited-overs tour to Sri Lanka, which begins in November.
Senanayake was banned from international cricket as his flex was found to be 43 degrees during the Test as he was seemed to be throwing, last month. Earlier in 2011 during A-team tour to England where he found to be suspicious and has to undergo remedial work.