Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for one year

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months because of an illegal bowling action.

Dananjaya’s suspension is a result of the ICC’s automatic penalty for bowlers who have twice failed an assessment inside a two-year period. The offspinner can, however, bowl in domestic cricket conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket, with the consent of the board.

Dananjaya was assessed after he was reported for a suspect action for the second time in ten months following the Galle Test against New Zealand last month. He subsequently underwent an independent assessment on August 29 in Chennai, which found his bowling action to be illegal.

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