Sri Lanka spinner banned because of illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya looks at his wicket after being bowled out by New Zealand's Scott Kuggeleijn during the third Twenty20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The ICC banned Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya from bowling in international cricket for 12 months Thursday because of an illegal bowling action.

The 25-year-old Dananjaya, who has four five-wicket hauls in his first six test matches, twice failed an assessment on his bowling action inside the stipulated two-year period.

Dananjaya was first suspended from bowling in November 2018, before he underwent remedial work and resumed bowling earlier this year.

However, he was reported again after the first test match against New Zealand at Galle last month. He underwent an independent assessment in Chennai, which revealed his bowling action was illegal.

"As the latest report constitutes the player's second report within a two-year period, the first of which led to a suspension, he is automatically suspended from bowling in international cricket for a period of 12 months," the ICC said in a statement.

"Dananjaya will be entitled to approach the ICC for a reassessment of his bowling action after the expiry of this one-year period."

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