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Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya suspended over illegal bowling action
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Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya suspended over illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal bowling action, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday.

Dananjaya’s action was reported during last month's first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs.

He underwent an independent assessment of his bowling action on November 23 in Brisbane which revealed his deliveries exceeded the 15-degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

"The International Cricket Council today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and, as such he has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect," the ICC said in a statement.

However, Dananjaya may be able to bowl in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of the SLC.