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Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake reported for suspect bowling action

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the one-day international against England at Lord's last Saturday.

Senanayake was reported by the match officials after the match, which Sri Lanka won by seven runs to tie the series 2-2, the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Tuesday.

Senanayake took 1-49 off 10 overs. He is the team's leading wicket-taker in the series, with eight.

His bowling action will be tested within 21 days, but he will be allowed to play international games until the results are known, the ICC statement said. He was available for the series decider late Tuesday at Birmingham.

Sri Lanka Cricket said it was surprised because Senanayake's bowling style hasn't previously been reported since his international debut in January 2012. All three previous one-dayers against England before Saturday's had also passed without comment.

"As, however, the ICC has a procedure in place for situations such as this, SLC has no option but to adhere to the laid down process," it said.

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