Kane Williamson, Akila Dananjaya reported for Suspicious Bowling Action
The International Cricket Council ICC said that Kiwi’s Skipper Kane Williamson and Lankan spin bowler Akila Dananjaya reported for a suspicious bowling action after the 1st Test Match. While Kane Williamson is a part-time spin bowler who played only three overs, Akila Dananjaya bowled 62-overs in the 1st test match, picking up five wickets in the first innings to establish Sri Lanka’s victory.
International Cricket Council Stated that
The party officials’ report, which delivered to the management of both teams mentioned concerns about the legality of both players’ bowling actions.
Williamson and Dananjaya will now be tested within 14 days from the date of the report, August 18, and during this period they will be allowed to continue their bowling action in international cricket until the results of the tests announced.
Akila Dananjaya, 25-years-old, similarly reported after a test match against England at Galle in November last year and subsequently suspended after an independent committee deemed his action illegal. However, his ban lifted in February by the ICC and he allowed to resume bowling in international cricket after corrective work and a reassessment of his action.
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