Sri Lanka bowler in 'stable condition' in Dublin hospital after falling ill during Ireland game

Shaminda Eranga experienced heart discomfort during yesterday’s ODI in Malahide.

Eranga bowling during the first ODI in Dublin last Thursday.
Eranga bowling during the first ODI in Dublin last Thursday.
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SRI LANKA CRICKETER Shaminda Eranga is in a ‘stable condition’ after being admitted to a Dublin hospital yesterday.

The 29-year-old experienced heart discomfort during his team’s One-Day International against Ireland on Saturday.

Eranga came out to face the final ball of Sri Lanka’s innings at Malahide but did not return to the field to bowl and instead headed straight to hospital.

The fast bowler underwent tests for an elevated heartbeat and remained in hospital overnight as the rest of the Sri Lanka team returned to England after their two-game series in Dublin.

A Sri Lanka Cricket spokesperson said Eranga is in a ‘stable condition’ and they are awaiting the results of further tests.

After falling ill, Eranga was then delivered the news that the International Cricket Council have banned him from bowling with immediate effect because of an illegal action.

“The International Cricket Council today (Sunday) announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka’s Shaminda Eranga to be illegal and, as such, the fast bowler has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect,” said a statement issued by the global governing body.

“The assessment revealed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations,” the statement added of a test carried out at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, central England, an ICC accredited testing centre, on June 6.

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