Sri Lanka spinner’s bowling action deemed ‘illegal’ by ICC

Akila Dananjaya suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect

Sri Lanka cricket news - Akila Dananjaya's bowling action deemed illegal

An independent assessment conducted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) has found Akila Dananjaya‘s bowling action to be illegal and the Sri Lankan off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect, the ICC announced today.

“The assessment revealed that his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations,” cricket’s governing body said in a statement.

Dananjaya was reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against England last month and underwent testing of his bowling action on November 23 at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Dananjaya’s international suspension is recognised and enforced by all national cricket federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdictions, however, ICC regulations allow him to bowl in Sri Lankan domestic cricket events under the guidance of Sri Lanka Cricket, the ICC said.

The 25-year-old can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action.

© Island Cricket

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  1. This is a big loss as AD was/is one of the few bowlers who can also bat a bit. Or at least he’s continually improved as a batsman whereas the rest of the bowlers are virtual bunnies. A last four from any of Lakmal, Sandakan, Chameera, Rajitha, Lasith, Pradeep etc does not make for great reading.

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