Sri Lanka’s discarded off spinner Akila Dananjaya is set to reassess his bowling action on Friday. The reassessment will take place at the Center for Sports Science (CSS) of Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research in Chennai.
Akila was reported for a suspect bowling action during the first Test match between Sri Lanka and England in Galle late last year. Subsequently it was found that the young spinner’s elbow flexion exceeds the 15 degree tolerance level permitted under article 11.1 of the “ICC Regulation for The Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Action” when he bowls one of his common deliveries, the off break.
He was suspended from bowling in international cricket from the 10th of December 2018 onwards.
This was a major hit to Sri Lanka’s World Cup plans as Akila was the go-to man for the Sri Lankan captain. He was also the top ODI wicket taker for Sri Lanka in 2018, having match winning performances against South Africa and England.
The spinner was allowed to bowl in Sri Lanka domestic tournaments while he underwent remedial work to rectify the issue. During that period, Akila displayed some impressive performances in Sri Lanka Premier League Tournament, snatching up 11 wickets in two matches including a 5-fer against Nondescript Cricket Club.