Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya cleared of suspect motion


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Akila Dananjaya

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 stated on Friday.

Dananjaya, who was banned from bowling for one yr after being reported throughout a Take a look at match towards New Zealand in Galle from August 14 to 18 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 attainable as a consequence of numerous restrictions ensuing from Covid-19,” ICC stated in a launch.

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

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 stated.

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



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