SACHITRA SENANAYAKE

  • Off-spinners in firing line of ICC crackdown December 9, 2014

    Off-spinners could be in danger of becoming an endangered species as exponents fall by the wayside in the recent crackdown on illegal bowling actions by cricket's world governing body. Ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) accepted a recommendation by its cricket committee in June to punish bowlers with suspect actions,...
  • ICC forced to clamp down on chucking: Dave Richardson October 28, 2014

    Sydney: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said on Tuesday the game had reached the "straw that broke the camel's back" with suspect bowling actions, forcing the governing body to launch its controversial crackdown on chucking. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya are among...
  • Banned Senanayake hopeful of international comeback October 12, 2014

    Colombo: Having worked hard on his bowling action for long, banned Sri Lankan offspinner Sachithra Senanayake is hopeful of early return to International cricket. "I am hoping to return to play international cricket as soon as I am allowed," Senanayake told reporters on Saturday having turned out for his employer in...
  • Chris Jordan stars as England defeat Sri Lanka by 81 runs (D/L method) May 23, 2014

    Chris Jordan starred with both bat and ball as England set off on the road to next year's World Cup with a an 81run win over Sri Lanka in a rainmarred oneday international at The Oval on Thursday. The Sussex allrounder's belligerent 38 not out off just 13 balls propelled England...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to preserve No.1 T20 ranking December 14, 2013

    Dubai: Sri Lanka retained their status as the world's top Twenty20 team by beating Pakistan by 24 runs in a thrilling finish to the second game in Dubai on Friday. The win also levelled the twomatch series at 11 after Pakistan won the first match by three wickets on Wednesday. Kusal...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka win by D/L to level series November 16, 2013

    Sri Lanka leveled the threematch ODI series against New Zealand by winning the third and final oneday international at Dambulla by 36 runs on Saturday according to the Duckworth/Lewis Method. Sri Lanka set New Zealand a target of 216 in 33 overs in the rainaffected game and the game was then...
  • Abdur Razzak becomes first Bangladesh bowler to 200 ODI wickets March 28, 2013

    Pallekele: Abdur Razzak, the leftarm spinner, on Thursday became the first Bangladesh bowler to take 200 wickets in oneday international cricket. The 30year old achieved the landmark in his 141st ODI appearance when he claimed the wicket of Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake in the final over of the host's innings...
  • IPL 6: Lowprofile, bigbudget the big gainers February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Sunday's IPL 6 auction in Chennai saw 37 players sold for a combined total of $11.89 million. Of those, Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell attracted the maximum bid of $1 million and the two other notable signings were Kane Richardson, who was bought by Pune Warriors India for $700,000,...
  • IPL 6: Millionaire Maxwell emerges the richest from auction February 3, 2013

    Chennai: The Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell emerged the biggest buy at the 2013 IPL auction in Chennai, fetching a whopping bid of $1 million from Mumbai Indians, but the biggest surprises were the lowkey pair of Chris Morris and Sachitra Senanayake bagging $625,000 each and rookie fast bowler Kane Richardson...