ICC clears Senanayake, Williamson

2014-12-09 10:05
Sachithra Senanayake (Getty Images)

London - Banned spin duo Sachithra Senanayake and Kane Williamson have been cleared to bowl again after they remodelled their bowling action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

The Sri Lankan off-spinner and the New Zealand part-time bowler were banned in July as part of the governing body's clampdown to rid the game of players with suspect actions.

"Since being reported earlier in the year, both bowlers have remodelled their bowling actions prior to applying to have their actions re-tested," the ICC said in a statement.

"The results showed that the level of elbow extension measured for all deliveries bowled was now within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under ICC regulations," it added.

The duo can still be reported if umpires find them displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal technique that was analysed during the re-test.

Senanayake, 29, was included in Sri Lanka's list of 30 probables for the 50-over World Cup in Australia in New Zealand even before his bowling action was cleared by the ICC.

Primarily a middle-order batsman, Williamson also features in New Zealand's preliminary squad for the tournament in February-March.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.