SriLankan pace-bowler Shaminda Eranga has been admitted to a hospital in Dublin to undergo tests on an elevated heartbeat. Eranga experienced discomfort during his team’s victory over Ireland on Saturday, and came out to bat but did not bowl and was in its place rushed to the hospital.
Shaminda Eranga has been suspended by the International Cricket Council having being found to have an illicit action, hours after he was taken to hospital for tests on an increased heart rate.
The 29-year-old, who has played 41 times for his country in the three format of the game, was reported for his action on 31 May after the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street.
Eranga, who featured in all three Tests against England but took only five wickets, was tested on 6 June at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, an International Cricket Council-accredited testing centre.
“The judgment revealed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the policy,” said an ICC statement.
“Eranga’s international suspension will also be accepted and obligatory by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own authority, save that, with the consent of Sri Lanka Cricket, Eranga may be able to play in domestic cricket events played in Sri Lanka under the sponsorship of Sri Lanka Cricket.” Eranga can apply for a reconsideration after modifying his action.
Fast bowler Eranga reported for suspect action vs ENG.