Dananjaya allowed to resume bowling in international cricket

Dubai [UAE]: International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said the bowling action of Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been found to be legal following remedial work and reassessment, and he can resume bowling in international cricket.

Dananjaya’s remodelled bowling action was assessed in Chennai on February 2, where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all his deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC illegal bowling regulations.

Match officials are still at liberty to report Dananjaya if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the assessment.

To assist the match officials, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodelled legal bowling action.

Dananjaya was suspended from bowling after being reported during the first Test against England in Galle from November 6 to 10 last year and subsequently underwent an independent assessment of his bowling action in Brisbane on November 23 last year, following which he was barred from bowling in international cricket.