Akila Dananjaya handed 1-year ban for illegal bowling action

first_img Asian News International DubaiSeptember 19, 2019UPDATED: September 19, 2019 19:48 IST Akila Dananjaya handed 1-year ban for illegal bowling action (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAkila Dananjaya has been banned for 12 monthsDananjaya was first suspended from bowling in December 2018Dananjaya will be entitled for re-assessment after the 1-year banSri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya was on Thursday banned from bowling for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action by the International Cricket Council (ICC).Akila Dananjaya was assessed after his bowling action came under scrutiny by the match officials in the first Test against New Zealand in Galle from August 14-18.First, his action was reported to the apex cricketing body and then he underwent an assessment in Chennai on August 29 which revealed that he had employed an illegal bowling action.In accordance with Article 11.1 of the ICC Regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspect bowling actions, Dananjaya’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all cricket federations for domestic events played in their jurisdiction.He was first suspended from bowling in December 2018.Following remedial work on his action, he was reassessed and was permitted to resume bowling in February this year.It is the player’s second report within a two-year period. The first led to a suspension and now he is automatically banned from bowling in international cricket for a period of 12 months.Dananjaya is entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his action after the expiry of the one-year period.Also Read | 12 years after 6 sixes, Yuvraj Singh shares adorable throwback pictureAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja: Meet the loving and caring fathers of Team IndiaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Akila Dananjaya handed 1-year ban for illegal bowling actionSri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya’s bowling action came under the scanner during a Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle in August. advertisement Nextlast_img read more