International bowler banned for one year by ICC over illegal action
DUBAI – An International bowler from Srilanka has been banned for one year by International Cricket Council over illegal bowling action.
Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya was banned from bowling in international matches for a year after his bowling action was found to be illegal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday.
The 25-year-old was subjected to an independent assessment of his bowling action after umpires questioned his style in the first Test against New Zealand at Galle in August, the ICC said.
It recalled that he had been suspended in December after being reported by umpires during the first Test against England in November 2018, but was permitted to resume bowling in February following “remedial work on his action.”