Sri Lanka’s Shaminda Eranga has been banned from bowling in international cricket.
The news came just hours after he was admitted to hospital for tests on his heart.
It is reported that Eranga complained about feeling a degree of discomfort while batting during Sri Lanka’s one-day international win over Ireland.
“He was OK and stable and we’re awaiting the results,” a Sri Lanka Cricket spokesman reportedly said.
The 29-year-old’s bowling action was reported during the second Test against England last month.
He was tested on 6 June at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, which is accredited by the International Cricket Council.
“The assessment revealed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations,” said an ICC statement.
This is bad news for the Sri Lankan team, which have already lost team members Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera to injury ahead of their one-day international series against England.
Eranga has already played 41 times for Sri Lanka across all three formats.
He is still able to play domestic cricket in Sri Lanka with the consent of his country’s cricket board.
However, he can no longer represent Sri Lanka until he modifies his action and has it approved by an ICC-accredited testing center, leaving the fast bowler in a race to amend his action before Australia’s tour of the island nation begins in late next month.
He can apply for a reassessment of his action once it has been modified.
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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