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Sri Lanka: 85 school bowlers with suspect action

Sri Lanka identifies 85 bowlers with suspect bowling action in schools

Sri Lanka: 85 school bowlers with suspect action

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka has identified 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the cradle of the sport in the country.

Sri Lanka Cricket says in a statement on Thursday the bowlers include 60 spinners and 25 seamers.

The campaign comes amid tough action by the International Cricket Council to eliminate illegal bowling on the international stage.

Sri Lanka boasts of a strong schools cricket structure, with many players entering the national team direct from schools.


Updated : 2021-10-19 06:49 GMT+08:00