Sri Lankan off-spinner Kaushal reported for suspect action

Colombo: Sri Lankan off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action after the conclusion of the third Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

Tharindu Kaushal
Tharindu Kaushal

"The match officials' report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality of the 22-year-old's bowling action," an ICC media release stated. 

Kaushal had a reasonably good series against India with 13 wickets from three Test matches including eight wickets in the home team's victory at Galle. The 22-year-old has played six Tests, picking up 24 wickets, and one One-Day International (ODI) so far. 

"Kaushal's bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Kaushal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known," the release stated. 

It is expected that Kaushal will be arriving in Chennai in a few days time to rectify his action the ICC accreditated testing centre at Sri Ramachandra University. 

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