Akila Dananjaya Faces One-Year Suspension From Bowling In International Cricket
Sri Lankan cricketer Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for the next 12 months after his bowling action has been found illegal. Due to receiving second illegal bowling action report within a two-year period, the Sri Lankan spinner has faced this one-year-long suspension.
The has announced this suspension news on Thursday (19th September).
In November 2018, after the Galle Test against England, Akila Dananjaya had faced the report of suspected bowling action for the first time. Later, in the next month, the test had found his bowling action illegal. Due to that reason, the ICC had suspended his bowling from international cricket.
After modifying his bowling action, Dananjaya had come at Chennai in last February to reassess his bowling action. Soon, the ICC had cleared his bowling action for international cricket.
Soon, in last March, Dananjaya returned to international cricket. However, the selectors didn’t select him for the . After the World Cup, he again made his comeback in international cricket.
After the Galle Test against New Zealand in last August, Akila Dananjaya again received the suspected bowling action report
In last August, during the Galle Test against New Zealand, Dananjaya once again . On 29th August, he underwent the independent assessment in Chennai. The report has confirmed that his bowling action is illegal.
Due to the second illegal bowling action report within a two-year period, Akila Dananjaya has automatically faced 12 months suspension from bowling in international cricket.
After completing this suspension period, Dananjaya will be available for the reassessment of his bowling action.
Akila Dananjaya made his international debut in September 2012. Though he made his ODI and T20I debuts in that year, he made his Test debut in February 2018. The 25-year-old has played six Tests, 36 ODIs and 22 T20Is where he has picked up 33, 51 and 22 wickets respectively.