ICC clear Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya to resume bowling
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Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya. (AFP pic)
LONDON: Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya has been cleared to resume bowling by the International Cricket Council following remedial work after the global governing body suspended him for an illegal action.
The ICC, in a statement issued from its Dubai headquarters on Monday, said Dananjaya’s remodelled bowling action was assessed in Chennai on Feb 2, where it was found the amount of elbow extension for all his deliveries was within the allowed 15-degree level of tolerance.
Match official are, however, still free to report Dananjaya if they believe he is bowling with a suspect action and not reproducing the legal delivery seen during the assessment.
In order to assist umpires and match officials, the ICC said they would be provided with images and video footage of Danajaya’s remodelled action.
Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during the first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka in Nov, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to a 3-0 whitewash….