Srilankan Akila Dhananjaya suspended for illegal bowling action

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Srilankan Akila Dhananjaya suspended for illegal bowling action

International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Srilankanoff spinner AkilaDhananjaya from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after finding his bowling action to be illegal.

Accoding ti ICC's media release the assessment revealed that his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.However, according to Article 11.5 of the Regulations and with the consent of the Sri Lanka Cricket, Dananjaya may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of the SLC.

Losing Dananjaya will be a huge blow for Sri Lanka who are set to tour New Zealand for a full-fledged series this month. New Zealand will play Sri Lanka in two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I.

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