Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect action
Published - May 31, 2016 11:48 am | Updated - May 31, 2016 11:48 am
It seems that Sri Lanka has one more issue to deal with in their disastrous ongoing England tour after fast bowler Shaminda Eranga was reported for a suspect action following the conclusion of the 2nd Test at Chester-le-Street.
The right-arm pacer will now have to undergo testing on his action in an ICC accredited lab within 14 days. During this period, he is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.
If it is found to be illegal, he will be barred from bowling in international cricket until he remodels his action and has it cleared at an ICC accredited centre.
On-field umpires Aleem Dar and S Ravi with Andy Pycroft as match referee were the match officials in the 2nd Test and handed a report to the Sri Lanka team, cited doubts about the legality of Eranga’s deliveries.
Eranga has played 18 Tests so far, has not been much effective in the series against England so far as he scalped only one wicket in 47 overs he bowled.
Sri Lankan is currently having a terrible time in the ongoing Test series, having inflicted 3-day and 34-day losses in first two tests.
England took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Investec Test series after they defeated Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in the 2nd match at Chester-le-Street. It was an easy walk in the park for the home side as they chased the paltry 79 runs target set to win by the visitors. The Lankan found it really tough to handle James Anderson & Co once again in swinging conditions.