New Delhi: Sri Lankan team on Sunday faced a major blow as the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the bowling action of Lanka’s Shaminda Eranga is illegal.
As per report, ICC suspended Shaminda Eranga from international cricket with immediate effect.
According to ICC, all of Eranga’s deliveries exceeded the 15 degree level of tolerance, which is prescribed by the ICC. The bowler was reported for suspect action during the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street on May 31, 2016.
In accordance with Article 6.1 of the regulations, Eranga’s international suspension will be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction. Eranga may be able to play in domestic cricket events played in Sri Lanka under the auspices of Sri Lanka Cricket.
The player can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with clause 2.4 of the Regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.
The test was performed on 6 June at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, which is an ICC accredited testing centre.
Sri Lanka Cricket sources reported that Eranga was hospitalised in England with a heart ailment on Sunday, June 19. Eranga’s hospitalisation takes place just two days ahead of the first One-Day International(ODI) in Nottingham.