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Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya bowls during a practice session ahead of their second One Day International cricket match with England.(REUTERS)

Dananjaya allowed to resume bowling in international cricket

By Press Trust of India | Dubai
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:39 PM IST
Dananjaya, who was banned from bowling for one year after being reported during a Test match against New Zealand in Galle from August 14 to 18 in 2019.
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File image of Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne.(AP)
File image of Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne.(AP)

Sri Lanka announce full-strength squad for Pakistan Tests

By Indo Asian News Service | Colombo
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Dinesh Chandimal, who was part of the Sri Lanka squad during the Test series against New Zealand but did not get a chance to play a game, has been retained in the squad for the series against the Men in Green.
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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi(Getty Images)
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi(Getty Images)

‘IPL guys say we won’t give you contract if you go to Pakistan, Shahid Afridi blames India T20 league as top Sri Lanka cricketers’ pull out - Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 08:49 AM IST
Shahid Afridi’s comments come as a surprise as only Lasith Malinga among the 10 Sri Lankan cricketers who have opted out from Pakistan tour has an IPL contract
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Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Martin Guptill.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Martin Guptill.(AP)

ICC bans Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya for illegal bowling action

By Press Trust of India | Dubai
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:17 AM IST
The 25-year-old was assessed after the legality of his bowling action came under question during the first Test against New Zealand in Galle from August 14th to 18th.
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A file photo of former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad.(Getty Images)
A file photo of former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad.(Getty Images)

Javed Miandad slams Sri Lanka cricketers for opting out of Pakistan tour

By Indo Asian News Service | Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 03:41 PM IST
T20 skipper Lasith Malinga, former captains Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella have decided not to visit Pakistan.
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File image of Akila Dananjaya(AP)
File image of Akila Dananjaya(AP)

Kane Williamson, Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 12:30 PM IST
While Williamson is a part-time spinner who bowled only three overs, Dananjaya bowled 62 overs in the match, picking up five wickets in the first innings to set up Sri Lanka’s victory.
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The ball gets stuck into Trent Boult’s helmet grill.(ICC/ Twitter)
The ball gets stuck into Trent Boult’s helmet grill.(ICC/ Twitter)

‘Caught and Boult’: Sri Lanka players in splits after Trent Boult hits ball into his helmet grill

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: The ball was eventually taken out of the and the action resumed after checking Boult’s condition.
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Galle: Sri Lanka's bowler Akila Dananjaya, second left, celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson.(AP)
Galle: Sri Lanka's bowler Akila Dananjaya, second left, celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson.(AP)

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya takes five to put NZ on back foot in Galle

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 05:29 PM IST
Akila Dananjaya claimed five wickets to put New Zealand on the back foot despite Ross Taylor’s unbeaten half-century in the first Test in Galle Wednesday.
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File image of Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya celebrating a wicket with his teammate Niroshan Dickwella.(AFP)
File image of Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya celebrating a wicket with his teammate Niroshan Dickwella.(AFP)

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya returns to ODI squad after coming clean with bowling action

By ANI | London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Akila Dananjaya was suspended from bowling after being reported during the first Test against England in Galle from November 6 to 10 last year and subsequently underwent an independent assessment of his bowling action in Brisbane on November 23 last year, following which he was barred from bowling in international cricket.
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Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya(REUTERS)

Akila Dananjaya allowed to resume bowling in international cricket

By PTI | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2019 09:29 PM IST
It was found that the amount of elbow extension for all his deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations.
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File image of Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya.(REUTERS)
File image of Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya to undergo bowling Test in Chennai

By ANI | Colombo
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 11:02 AM IST
The 25-year-old was reported for a suspected bowling action during a Test series against England, last year. He was, later, banned from bowling by the International Cricket Council in December 2018.
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Akila Dananjaya underwent an independent assessment of his bowling action on November 23 in Brisbane which revealed his deliveries exceeded the 15-degrees level of tolerance(AP)
Akila Dananjaya underwent an independent assessment of his bowling action on November 23 in Brisbane which revealed his deliveries exceeded the 15-degrees level of tolerance(AP)

ICC suspends Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya from bowling over illegal action

By Agence France-Presse | Dubai
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 10:17 PM IST
Akila Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month’s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to a 3-0 whitewash.
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England are looking at a sweeping win in the Test series after winning the first two Test matches in the three-game series.(REUTERS)
England are looking at a sweeping win in the Test series after winning the first two Test matches in the three-game series.(REUTERS)

Joe Root’s England target rare series sweep in Sri Lanka

By Reuters | Colombo
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Ricky Ponting’s all-conquering Australian side were the first to win 3-0 in Sri Lanka 14 years ago, while a Virat Kohli-led India repeated the feat in August last year.
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England's captain Joe Root celebrates his century.(Reuters)
England's captain Joe Root celebrates his century.(Reuters)

Sublime Joe Root century gives England imposing lead against Sri Lanka

By Omnisport | Colombo
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 06:01 PM IST
Joe Root’s 15th Test hundred gave England a great opportunity to wrap up a series win in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya appeals for an unsuccessful LBW wicket for England's captain Joe Root.(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya appeals for an unsuccessful LBW wicket for England's captain Joe Root.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya reported for suspicious action

By Agence France-Presse | Colombo
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 01:52 PM IST
Akila Dananjaya, 25, took two wickets giving away 184 runs in the Test match against England that concluded in four days at Galle on Friday.
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India's Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan's Asif Ali.(AP)
India's Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan's Asif Ali.(AP)

Yuzvendra Chahal reaches career high 8th in ICC rankings, Shikhar Dhawan drops four places

By Press Trust of India | Dubai
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Yuzvendra Chahal, Akila Dananjaya and Ravindra Jadeja have made big impacts, while number-one-ranked Jasprit Bumrah has achieved a career-high 841 rating points, which is the highest in ODI bowling since Shaun Pollock had 894 points in 2008.
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The ground lies covered as it rains during the first one-day international cricket match between England and Sri Lanka in Dambulla.(AP)
The ground lies covered as it rains during the first one-day international cricket match between England and Sri Lanka in Dambulla.(AP)

Sri Lanka vs England: Rain washes out first ODI in Dambulla

By Reuters | Dambulla
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 11:29 PM IST
England managed to score of 92-2 in 15 overs, with Akila Dananjaya and Nuwan Pradeep claiming the wickets of Jason Roy (24) and Jonny Bairstow (25) respectively.
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Cricket - Sri Lanka v South Africa - Fifth One Day International - Colombo, Sri Lanka - August 12, 2018 - Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya (C) celebrates with captain Angelo Mathews (L) and Niroshan Dickwella after taking the wicket of South Africa's Reeza Hendricks (not pictured).(REUTERS)
Cricket - Sri Lanka v South Africa - Fifth One Day International - Colombo, Sri Lanka - August 12, 2018 - Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya (C) celebrates with captain Angelo Mathews (L) and Niroshan Dickwella after taking the wicket of South Africa's Reeza Hendricks (not pictured).(REUTERS)

Sri Lankans gain in the updated ICC ODI rankings

By Asian News International | Dubai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Angelo Mathews, the leading scorer in the series with 235 runs and a highest of 97 not out in the last match, has gained two slots to reach 25th position while Dickwella has moved up four places to grab 35th position.
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Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya (L) celebrates with his teammate Niroshan Dickwella during the ODI match against South Africa.(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya (L) celebrates with his teammate Niroshan Dickwella during the ODI match against South Africa.(AFP)

Akila Dananjaya guides Sri Lanka to massive 178-run win over South Africa

By HT Correspondent | Omnisport
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Akila Dananjaya took career-best bowling figures to help Sri Lanka thrash South Africa by 178 runs in the fifth and final cricket one-day international on Sunday.
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South Africa's Quinton de Kock plays a shot.(REUTERS)
South Africa's Quinton de Kock plays a shot.(REUTERS)

Quinton De Kock stars as South Africa beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

By Reuters | Dambulla
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 11:50 PM IST
Chasing 245 for victory, South Africa reached their target with 43 balls to spare, giving themselves the perfect opportunity to pick up a series win in the 50-over format after going down 2-0 in the test matches.
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Kagiso Rabada, center, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Shehan Jayasuriya during their first one day international cricket match in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Sunday, July 29, 2018.(AP)
Kagiso Rabada, center, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Shehan Jayasuriya during their first one day international cricket match in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Sunday, July 29, 2018.(AP)

Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi set up South Africa’s big win in first ODI vs Sri Lanka

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Dambulla
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 06:15 PM IST
South Africa’s chase depended on an 86-run third-wicket stand between Quinton de Kock and skipper Faf du Plessis, who both hit 47.
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Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Quinton de Kock.(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Quinton de Kock.(REUTERS)

Rangana Herath continues fourth innings assault, takes 12th five-wicket haul

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 05:43 PM IST
Rangana Herath was the wrecker-in-chief for Sri Lanka in the second innings as they defeated South Africa in the second Test in Colombo.
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Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne watches his shot against South Africa in Colombo.(AP)
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne watches his shot against South Africa in Colombo.(AP)

South Africa on back foot against Sri Lanka despite Keshav Maharaj’s heroics

By Reuters | Colombo
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 05:51 PM IST
Sri Lanka assumed complete control of the second Test in Colombo as another shoddy batting display left South Africa facing the prospect of a heavy defeat and a 2-0 series loss.
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South Africa's Keshav Maharaj waves at fans after taking eight wickets on the first day.(REUTERS)
South Africa's Keshav Maharaj waves at fans after taking eight wickets on the first day.(REUTERS)

Keshav Maharaj magic restricts Sri Lanka to 277-9 on day 1 of second Test

By Reuters | Reuters, Colombo
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 08:52 PM IST
Keshav Maharaj registered the best figures in Sri Lanka by a visiting bowler to give South Africa a fighting chance in the second Test.
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