Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya was banned from bowling in international cricket for a period of 12 months as his bowling action was found to be illegal by ICC.
Akila’s action was reported during the first Test against New Zealand in Galle which has run from 14-18 August. His action was first reported to Apex Cricketing Board. Later on, he traveled to Sri Ramachandra Institute in Chennai for the biomechanical assessment under the supervision of Dr. Aditya and Mr. Gnanavel and their team.
He went through an independent assessment on his bowling action on August 29, and the test resulted that his bowling was inconsistent and was out of the legal action.
This is Dananjaya’s second suspension within a period of 2 years with the first coming into effect in December where he was reported after the Galle Test against England. He later cleared the bowling assessment in February and was included in Sri Lanka’s squad for the five-match ODI series in South Africa.
Moreover, Dananjaya can approach the ICC for a reassessment of his bowling action after the expiry of this one year period.