Eranga action cleared by ICC


Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga can return to bowling in international cricket after his action was cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The right-arm seamer, who has made 19 Test and 19 one-day international appearances, was reported in the wake of the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street in May 2016 and banned the next month.

Following an assessment at an ICC-accredited testing centre in Chennai, the 31-year-old's action was deemed to be within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

Umpires have been provided with images and footage of Eranga's legal action and can report him if they believe his is not reproducing it correctly in matches.

Eranga's tour of England came to a premature end last year when he returned home after suffering from an elevated heartrate, although he was later cleared off any serious issues.