Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have been reported for suspected action following the first Test between the two teams in Galle from 14-18 August 2019.
The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the management of both teams, cited concerns about the legality of the bowling actions of both players, said ICC in a media release.
🇳🇿’s Kane Williamson and 🇱🇰’s Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling action after the first Test in Galle.https://t.co/mYHAaIs1vu
— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2019
Williamson and Dananjaya will now undergo testing within 14 days from the reporting date and during this period both will be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.
Dananjaya played a huge role with the ball in Sri Lanka’s thumping six-wicket win as he picked up a fifer in the first innings. The 25-year-old has
33 Test wickets against his name from the 6 matches he has played so far.
Meanwhile, Williamson, who is a part-time off-break bowler, bowled only three overs in the match.
The two teams will now lock horns in the second Test beginning Thursday in Colombo, before playing a three-match T20I series.