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Senanayake and Williamson cleared to resume bowling

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International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday cleared Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson bowling action after remedial work and a re-test.

The ICC confirmed that, following remedial work and a re-test, the bowling actions of Senanayake and Williamson were legal and they could resume bowling in international cricket.

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.

The umpires are still at liberty to report these bowlers in the future if they believe the bowler is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action that was analysed during the re-test.

To assist in comparing the action used in the lab to the action used in upcoming matches, umpires have been provided with images and video footage of the remodeled legal actions of both bowlers.

Both Senanayake and Williamson were on Monday named in their team’s 30-member probables for next year’s ODI World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

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