Williamson, Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling actions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling actions after the first test between the teams which ended on Sunday.

The International Cricket Council issued a statement Tuesday saying the report from the match officials cited concerns about the legality of the bowling actions of both players.

"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," the ICC said.

That means both players will be available to play in the second test of the two-test series, which starts Thursday in Colombo.

Right-armer Dananjaya bowled 62 overs in the first test at Galle, taking 5-80 in the first innings and 1-84 in the second, helping Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win.

Williamson, a part-time off-spinner, bowled only three overs in the second innings without taking a wicket.

The match was umpired by Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth of England, and Andy Pycroft of Zimbabwe was the match referee.


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