Off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal on Monday completed testing on his bowling action at the ICC-accredited Biomechanics Laboratory in Chennai and the Centre’s findings and report will be sent to the ICC and Sri Lankan Cricket Board within a fortnight time.
The 22-year-old bowler, who was reported for a suspect ‘illegal bowling’ action by the match officials during the third test match against India early this month at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground, underwent a bio-mechanic test on his bowling action at the Sri Ramachandran Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre (SRASSC) here for about two and a half hours including calibration time and then went back to airport to return to Colombo.
Kaushal has played six Tests and one ODI since making his international debut in December 2014. Kaushal, considered as Sri Lanka’s leading spinner being a front runner once Rangana Herath retires, took 13 wickets in three Tests against India, averaging 38.15 at a strike rate of 62.50. “The testing duration was for close to two hours.
The testing process involved all aspects of bio mechanical assessment of the player and medical screening by sports physician with relevant investigation besides motion analysis, especially under match intensity,” a reliable source told PTI.
“It takes time as results of the analysis will have to be evaluated by experts along with the ICC Officials and a comprehensive report compiled. It takes three to five minutes to view and analyse each of the large number of frames and make it as a video before sending it along with our report to the respective Boards,” the source said. Meanwhile, sources also confirmed that a number of Indian domestic bowlers referred to by the BCCI are also being tested at the Centre periodically. (Courtesy PTI)