Akila Dhananjaya faces bowling suspension in International cricket

Akila Dhananjaya faces bowling suspension in International cricket

Akila Dhananjaya faces bowling suspension in International cricket

Written by Staff Writer

10 Dec, 2018 | 10:15 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The International Cricket Council today (December 10) announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has been therefore suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

The assessment revealed that his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

In accordance with Article 11.1 of the ICC Regulations For The Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspect Illegal Bowling Actions, Dananjaya’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction. However, according to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the consent of the Sri Lankan Cricket, Dananjaya may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events organized by the SLC.

Dananjaya was reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against England, which the visitors won by 211 runs in Galle and had undergone an independent assessment of his bowling action on the 23rd of November 2018 at the National Cricket Centre, Brisbane.

Dananjaya can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with clause 4.5 of the Regulations.

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