Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya reported for suspicious action

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COLOMBO, Nov 11, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya
was reported over a suspect bowling action during the first Test which
England won by 211 runs, the International Cricket Council said Sunday.

“Dananjaya’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC
process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs
and T20Is,” the governing body of the sport said in a statement.

Dananjaya, 25, took two wickets giving away 184 runs in the match that
concluded in four days at Galle on Friday.

The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka team
management, cited concerns about the legality of his bowling action, the ICC
said.

He is required to undergo testing within two weeks and, during this
period, Dananjaya is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket
until the results are known, the ICC added.

There was no immediate comment from Sri Lanka Cricket.

The second Test starts in Pallekele on Wednesday and the third and final
match in the series will begin in Colombo on November 23.