Friday, 20 June 2014 - 13:42
No involvement in reporting Senanayake says England Captain Cook
Alastair Cook has denied suggestions that the England camp played any part in Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake being reported as having a suspected illegal bowling action.
Senanayake was the top wicket-taker as Sri Lanka defeated England in the ODI section of the tour but has subsequently been obliged to report to Cardiff for independent testing on his bowling action after it was reported by the ICC's match officials during the fourth ODI at Lord's.
That provoked resentment within the Sri Lankan camp, with the relationship between the sides deteriorating further when Jos Buttler, as the non-striking batsman, was run out by Senanayake, the bowler, in the final ODI at Edgbaston; a rare instance of 'Mankading' in the modern game.