Senanayake set for ICC testing after remodeling

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Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake has returned home after undergoing remedial work on his action at the University of Western Australia in Perth, where analysts cleared him for ICC testing.

Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake has returned home after undergoing remedial work on his action at the University of Western Australia in Perth, where analysts cleared him for ICC testing.

The spinner's action was reported by England during Sri Lanka's recent tour their, and he had to undergo 10 days of work on his action, to see if his degree of flex passed the legal 15 degrees.

He now has to go to Cardiff Metropolitan University in the near future so that the ICC can retest him before he can play again. The scientists in Perth felt he was ready, having modified his action.

An SLC statement read: "Sachithra was working on remodeling of his bowling action at the University of Western Australia with the aid of the University consultant coach on corrective suspect bowling actions, Darryl Foster.

"Darryl, together with the University Bio Mechanist conducted 10 days of remedial work to remodel Sachithra's action.

"SLC will be presenting Sachithra to the ICC accredited Cardiff University for clearance testing subjected to the pending report from Perth. This report is expected to reach SLC within the next fortnight.

"Sachithra was accompanied and assisted during this tour by SLC's Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne."

The SLC ware keen for the spinner to be cleared before the England limited-overs tour to the island nation in November. He has become a vital part of the shorter format sides, averaging 16.66 in T20s.

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