Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya cleared to bowl in worldwide cricket after rectifying motion

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya cleared to bowl in worldwide cricket after rectifying motion

Dubai: Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been cleared of suspect motion and allowed to renew bowling in worldwide cricket following remedial work and re-assessment, the ICC mentioned on Friday.

Dananjaya, who was banned from bowling for one 12 months after being reported throughout a Check match towards New Zealand in Galle from 14 to 18 August in 2019.

“An Professional Panel studied video footage of Dananjaya’s bowling motion supplied by Sri Lanka Cricket, as attendance and evaluation at an ICC accredited centre was not doable as a result of numerous restrictions ensuing from Covid-19,” ICC mentioned in a launch.

File image of Akila Dananjaya. AFP

File picture of Akila Dananjaya. AFP

“The panel concluded that the quantity of elbow extension in his bowling motion was inside the 15-degree stage of tolerance permitted below the ICC Unlawful Bowling Laws.”

Dananjaya was initially suspended from bowling in December 2018.

Following remedial work on his bowling motion, he was reassessed and permitted to renew bowling in February 2019, earlier than being handed a 12 month ban in September.

“To help the Match Officers, they are going to be supplied with the report, photos and video footage of the bowler’s remodelled authorized bowling motion,” ICC mentioned.

The 27-year-old has thus far performed six Exams, 36 ODIs and 22 T20Is for Sri Lanka, taking a complete of 106 wickets.

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