Sep 26, 2019

New coach for Akila Featured

Spin bowler Akila Dananjaya who is currently facing a one year ban for suspect bowling action will be directed for training under a new coach by SLC, it is reported.

If the one year ban imposed on Akila is to be reduced SLC should appeal to the ICC, according to the Chairman of the Cricket Selection Committee Asantha de Mel.

The ban imposed on Akila by ICC is effective until August 29th next year.

This is the second time that 15-year-old Akila Dananjaya has been reported for suspect bowling action on an international field and his first instance was in November last year during a test match against England in Pallekale.

According to ICC regulations, in the event a player faces two such allegations within a period of two years, then he can face a ban of one year.

In the case of Akila, he has faced two such allegations within a period of 10 months.