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Williamson, Dananjaya’s suspect bowling

By AAP Newswire

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling actions after the first Test between the two nations in Galle, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.

While part-time spinner Williamson bowled only three overs, Dananjaya sent down 62 overs in the opening Test, picking up five wickets in the first innings to set up Sri Lanka's victory.

"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," the ICC said on Tuesday in a statement.

"Williamson and Dananjaya will now undergo testing within 14 days from the reporting date (18 August) and, during this period, both will be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known."

Dananjaya, 25, was similarly reported last November after a Test against England in Galle and was suspended after an independent committee deemed his action illegal.

However, his ban was lifted in February by the ICC and he was allowed to resume bowling in international cricket after remedial work and a reassessment of his action.

The second in the two-match series, which is part of the new World Test Championship, begins on Thursday in Colombo.