ICC news July 18, 2017

ICC clears Eranga's bowling action

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shaminda Eranga's action had been reported in May 2016 © Getty Images

Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga's bowling action has been cleared and he can resume bowling in international cricket. Eranga underwent a reassessment of his action at the ICC accredited testing centre in Chennai with the conclusion that the amount of elbow extension in his standard deliveries was within the 15-degree level allowed by the ICC.

Eranga's bowling action was found illegal in June last year after it was reported following the second Test in England. His action was assessed in Loughborough on June 6 when it was found illegal.

Incidentally, he was suspended from bowling in international cricket on the same day as he was hospitalised for experiencing an elevated heartbeat.

Eranga had played the third Test against England after his action was reported and the subsequent two ODIs against Ireland in June. He has not played any competitive cricket since then.

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  •   Cricinfouser on July 20, 2017, 5:34 GMT

    Hope he comes back , he was the only bowler how could swing the new ball

  • Sarath on July 20, 2017, 2:18 GMT

    SL produce best fielder is Dilshan. I think he should be taken as fielding coach and Muralidran as spin balling coach.

  •   Cricinfouser on July 19, 2017, 10:18 GMT

    ICC did many outrageous acts against Sri Lanka in the recent past including bans on players for their reactions and interactions where the other players (Especially AUS, ENG & IND) were not raised a voice against. Havent seen any wrong with Eranga's action than some other current players (Ex. Junaid Khan, Ravi Ashvin). Most of the time when SL tour on England or Australia, these acts can be more experienced. Chris Broad went terribly bad on SL than any other referee of this era. So there is a clear doubt in our mind that these officials and big nations are trying not to let the smaller cricketing nations to build up when they are down with disasters like what is happening in SL. It is always a shameless board represent ICC through out decades.

  • Bhagya on July 19, 2017, 9:03 GMT

    I don't think he will be good again as he was...shame on icc

  • Dhawala on July 19, 2017, 6:57 GMT

    So i hope he will be ready for the Indian tour in Oct and for the Uae tour vs Pakistan in Nov Dec

  • aviahk2510542 on July 19, 2017, 6:02 GMT

    Need to train these bowlers under Vass or Waseem/ Waqar - Binura Fernando, Mohamed Dilshad, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando

  • Tin on July 19, 2017, 3:26 GMT

    He probably haven't played even backyard cricket ever since he got his health issues and the ban. You need to be a very strong player to comeback to the good form under such circumstances.

  • Christin on July 19, 2017, 3:17 GMT

    Does Sri Lanka have any left arm fast bowlers nowdays just like India??

  • dilanm2983496 on July 19, 2017, 1:04 GMT

    good news for srilankan cricket

  • Steve on July 18, 2017, 23:55 GMT

    With a start and stop career and past 31, he is running out of time. Not a wise investment for SL. Though he might have passed his action under lab conditions, he risks being called again in match conditions. That would be the end of it all.

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