Akila Dananjaya Suspended From Bowling For One Year

Tanya Simon
September 20, 2019

Sri Lankan all-rounder Akila Dananjaya will not be able to bowl for 12 months, it is confirmed.

Akila Dananjaya had undergone remedial work since his initial suspension, announced on December 2018, and had had his action cleared early this year.

Dananjaya was reported for his bowling action during the first Test against New Zealand last month. "Whoever the new spin bowling coach is appointed will look after his bowling action now", a source in Colombo confirmed".

Dananjaya was reported late previous year during England's tour of Sri Lanka and was officially banned from bowling in worldwide matches.

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Dananjaya will be entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action after the expiry of this one-year ban period.

The Galle match against New Zealand was Dananjaya's first Test since his reinstatement.

The 25-year-old spinner has represented Sri Lanka in six Tests, 36 ODIs, and 22 T20Is claiming 106 global wickets. The suspension was terminated in February 2019 after Dananjaya made some changes to his bowling action and went through reassessment. However, he was allowed to return three months later and was subsequently picked for the five match ODI series in South Africa that took place in March.

Akila Dananjaya was one of those 10 players who opted to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to security reasons as they don't feel safe to travel to Pakistan for any type of activity related to cricket.

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