Akila Dananjaya Receives 12-Month Suspension

Akila Dananjaya Receives 12-Month Suspension

Akila Dananjaya Receives 12-Month Suspension

The Sri Lankan cricketer was suspended last year and resumed in February 2019

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya received a 12-month suspension from bowling in international cricket. The ICC found his bowling action illegal during the first Test against New Zealand last month in Galle. 

The spinner went through an assessment on his bowling in Chennai on August 29. Results found that Akila wasn’t bowling in legal action. It was his second suspension after he got suspended in December 2018. He later returned to bowl in February 2019. Akila was named in Sri Lanka’s ODI squad who competed in South Africa.

Akila is entitled to approach the ICC for reassessment as the 12-month suspension expires. He can approach them for the review of his bowling action.

In his career, he played six Tests, 36 limited-overs and 22 Twenty20 Internationals. He claimed a total of 106 wickets across three formats. The last match he participated in was against the Kiwis in a T20I series in Pallekele. 

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed that the team’s tour of Pakistan will take place as scheduled. Last week, there were security threats in Pakistan which caused Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews to back out of the tour. 

Sri Lanka is set to play three limited-overs in Karachi then they will compete in a T20I series in Lahore from October 5 to 9. The odds for the upcoming T20I match will be available soon. Check out the latest cricket odds at Betwala. 

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