Published: Fri, September 20, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Sri Lanka spinner banned because of illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka spinner banned because of illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling in global cricket for a period of 12 months due to an illegal bowling action.

Dananjaya visited the Center for Sports Science (CSS) of the Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research in Chennai for the second time this year, to get his bowling action reassessed.

Dananjaya was reported for his bowling action during the first Test against New Zealand last month.

Meanwhile, Akila Dananjaya has a limited right of appeal against this ruling according to clause 8 of the regulations.

The Galle match against New Zealand was Dananjaya's first Test since his reinstatement.

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Dananjaya was reported late past year during England's tour of Sri Lanka and was officially banned from bowling in global matches.

Dananjaya can approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action after the expiry of this one-year period after making the necessary changes.

He has taken 33 wickets in six Tests for Sri Lanka since making his debut against Bangladesh previous year, as well as 51 wickets in one-dayers and 22 in Twenty20 internationals.

ICC informed its verdict to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) as Dananjaya has been banned with an immediate effect and will not be able to bowl till 29th August 2020.

Sri Lanka will play three one-day internationals and three T20 internationals during the two-week tour starting on September 27.

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