Everyone is aware of this latest news that Sri Lankan bowler Sachithra Senanayake is banned for his illegal bowling action. Sri Lanka cricket board did not want to lose him and decided to appoint him as the coach of Sri Lankan Team after being banned by International Cricket Council.
Sri Lankan Coaching team is busy studying the reports of International Cricket Council so that they could take steps legally, said Arjun Ranatunga. International Cricket Council said to the Sri Lanka Cricket that they were investigating the match where Sri Lanka won over England at Lords in May. International Cricket Council confirmed that they ran some Independent test in which he exceeded the allowed 15-degree flex limit in all four types of his deliveries which were assessed, which had found the illegal bowling action of Sachithra Senanayake and the player has been banned from bowling in international cricket. If he comes back to international cricket and is then reported and then found guilty of having an illegal action again, within two years of his first suspension, Senanayake will be banned from international cricket for a minimum of one year Sri Lanka Cricket Board and Ranatunga cannot disobey the International Cricket Council but they do not want to lose such a great spinner like Sachithra Senanayake. That’s why they decided to bring him back as the coach.
Sachithra Senanayak made his International test debut against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi in 2013/14. Unfortunately it is his last played test in his career. He made his One Day International debut against South Africa at Kimberley in 2012. He played total 37 One Day International match in his career. He took 40 wickets with economy of 4.62. Senanayake has been a key component of Sri Lanka’s limited-overs success in 2014, often bowling inside the Powerplay overs and presenting significant menace through the middle overs. HE was the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Tier A of the Premier League tournament, taking 45 wickets in eight matches at 15.17.
Ranatunga said that Sri Lankan Board will like to rectify his actions so that he could come back in the main stream. Sri Lanka Cricket Heads defended him earlier saying that he had played for 2 years in bilateral ICC tournament, but there was no suspicion arised.