New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya have been reported for a suspect action after the first test at Galle between New Zealand and Sri Lanka from 14th-18th August.
And the match official has handed over the reports to the management of their respective teams and raised concerns about the legality of the bowling actions.
Both Williamson and Dananjaya have to undergo a test within 14 days from the reporting date of the report, which is 18th August. Good thing for both sides is that both the players are allowed to continue bowling.
Dananjaya played a huge role in Sri Lanka’s win by picking up 5 wickets in the first innings and Williamson has just bowled only 3 overs of his part-time off-break.
This is not for the first time that both the players were alleged. In the year 2014, Williamson has reported for a suspect action in a test match against West Indies. After a 5 month break and clearing all the tests, he was allowed to resume bowling.
Even Dananjaya has been reported during the test match against England at Galle. And went for an independent assessment of his bowling action in Brisbane on November 23.
He was also banned from bowling in international cricket after this and had to wait till February 2.
New Zealand will take on Sri Lanka in their 2nd Test match at Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium Colombo on 22nd August.