New Delhi: Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand offie Kane Williamson have been given permission to roll their arms in international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC), according to media reports.
It is great news for both the countries just in time as the biggest cricketing extravaganza, ICC Cricket World Cup, is round the corner. The Lankan tweaker was suspended for his bowling action in July 2014. However, the bowler worked really hard to improve his action and finally got the green signal.
Interestingly, Senanayake had already been picked in the 30-member World Cup probables list by the Sri Lankan board a couple of days back.
Williamson too was booked in the month of July for the same offence. The ICC suspended the spinner with immediate effect after an independent analysis had found his bowling action to be illegal. The analysis, which was performed at the Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff School of Sport on July 9, had revealed that most of Williamson's deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.
Williamson is the first New Zealand cricketer to be suspended from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action.