Chamika Karunaratne cleared off suspected bowling action
Bowling allrounder, Chamika Karunaratne, who was reported for suspected bowling action in the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Super Provincial Tournament 2018, has been cleared to bowl after a scrutinizing process.
Karunaratne, 22, a right-arm fast bowler was reported of his suspected action by on field umpires Deepal Gunawardene and Gamini Dissanayake at the SLC Super Provincial match between Kandy and Galle played at Sooriyawewa in April and he was suspended from bowling pending tests.
He was kept out of action in the following SLC Super Provincial Limited Overs Tournament after the report from the umpires.
However, Karunaratne’s bowling action has been confirmed as legal and he could resume bowling after going through an Illegal Bowling Action Test at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on May 16.
The national prospect speedster was assisted by fast bowling coach Chamila Gamage in Chennai at the ICC Accredited Centre.
According to the assessment, Karunaratne’s bowling action is said to be within the ’15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations’.
Karunaratne, a former Royal College and Sri Lanka Under-19 captain turns out for NCC at Premier level and is also a national badminton champion.