Sri Lanka’s Spinner Akila Dananjaya cleared to bowl in international cricket ‘He was banned for a year in 2019

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Sri Lanka’s Spinner Akila Dananjaya cleared to bowl in international cricket ‘He was banned for a year in 2019

 

Dananjaya, who was banned for a yr in 2019, was cleared by a panel that seen footage of his new action

Sri Lanka’s Spinner Akila Dananjaya

Akila Dananjaya has been cleared to bowl in international cricket after an ICC “skilled panel” concluded that the flex in his elbow is now inside the permitted restrict, following remedial work on his bowling action.

Dananjaya had suffered a 12-month suspension from international cricket after his action was discovered to be illegal on two separate events inside the area of a yr. That suspension period ended in August final 2020, however, Dananjaya was still required to point out to the ICC that his motion had been remodelled to adjust to the utmost restrict of 15 degrees of elbow flexion. A a journey to an ICC-accredited biomechanics lab was not possible on account of Covid-19 restrictions, Dananjaya was cleared by a panel that seen footage of his new action. Sri Lanka Cricket had provided the footage.

Though nonetheless suspended from internationals on the time, Dananjaya did play within the Lanka Premier League late final yr, bowling largely his googly and leg break, whereas avoiding the stock off-break that was understood to have been the supply that ran afoul of the flexion restrict. His returns in that match had been modest, nevertheless. He claimed only two wickets and conceded runs at 10.56 an over,

Previous to his suspensions, Dananjaya had been Sri Lanka’s main spinner within the limited-overs formats and was additionally starting to be utilised more and more in Tests. The suspension was a considerable setback for his profession, and if he’s to return to the worldwide stage, he should now compete for locations with the likes of left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya and legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga.

 

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