DUBAI (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s Sachitra Senanayake and Kane Williamson of New Zealand were cleared to resume bowling in international cricket on Tuesday after their actions were declared legal.
Both spinners underwent remedial work and re-tests of their bowling after they were suspended earlier this year, during a crackdown on illegal actions or “chucking”.
“Since being reported earlier in the year, both bowlers have remodelled their bowling actions prior to applying to have their actions re-tested,” an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement said. “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 the ICC regulations.”
Senanayake, 29, was reported during a one-day international on Sri Lanka’s tour to England in June, and was suspended after a bio-mechanical test a month later.
Williamson, 24, was reported during a Test on New Zealand’s tour to the West Indies in June, and was also suspended a month later.