Sri Lanka’s Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect action

first_imgSri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been reported for suspect bowling action after the conclusion of the second Test against England in Chester-le-Street. A report was handed over to the touring Sri Lanka team by the match officials, citing doubts over the bowler’s action.Eranga has to get his action tested within 14 days at an ICC accredited centre. Loughborough University in England will be a viable option, but till then he is permitted to continue bowling till the results of the test are out.This is the first time Eranga has been reported for suspect bowling action and if found illegal he would be banned from international cricket, until he corrects his action.Sri Lanka are presently in England with the tour turning disastrous after losing two Tests out of three. The visitors are also without the services of their first-choice seamers – Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera, due to injury. However, Eranga has not been impressive in the ongoing Test series and has claimed only one wicket from three innings.He has taken 53 wickets in 18 Tests since his debut in 2011.last_img

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