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Shaminda Eranga suspended for illegal bowling action

Shamid Eranga's action was found to be exceeding the 15 degree angle permitted under the ICC regulations.

By: Express Web Desk |
June 19, 2016 11:26:42 pm
Shaminda Eranga, Eranga, Eranga bowling action, Eranga sri lanka, eranga suspended, eranga bowling action icc, eranga suspension icc, eranga sri lanka england, eranga heart ailment, sri lanka vs england, sri lanka cricket, cricket news Shamid Eranga has been suspended with immediate effect for an illegal bowling action. (Source: Reuters)

Shaminda Eranga on Sunday morning had undergone tests for heart ailment and by afternoon, he was suspended by ICC for an illegal bowling action.

Sri Lanka’s Eranga was reported to ICC for a suspect action after the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street on 31 May.

The ICC statement read, “The assessment revealed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.”

Eranga underwent necessary bowling tests at National Cricket Centre in Loughborough on June 6 which is an ICC accredited testing centre upon which the results were revealed today.

As per the regulations, Eranga can’t bowl in any international match or in any domestic match in a foreign country save for Sri Lankan domestic cricket subject to approval by their board.

The bowler can apply for a re-assessment upon fixing the action.

Sri Lanka take on England in the first ODI at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.

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