The global Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday introduced that Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been banned from bowling the Doosra supply in worldwide cricket because of an illegal motion.
Kaushal was tested after match officials reported him for a suspect action at the end of the third and final Test against India earlier this month.
The ICC testing process required Kaushal to bowl 18 balls of each variation – 12 from over the wicket and another six from around the wicket.
Thereafter an independent assessment at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai termed Kaushal’s off-break to be legal, but his doosra has been found violating the allowed 15 degree elbow extension.
It was enough for the ICC to ban him from bowling the delivery in global cricket.
Four doosras from around the wicket were over the 15-degree limit, while five of the 12 from over the wicket were also found to be illegal.
Kaushal will be sanctioned against if he bowls Doosra again in an global match, the ICC statement added.
Tharindu Kaushal’s Doosra was found to exceed the 15-degree level of tolerance.
If Kaushal does undertake remedial work on his doosra, he may submit to another independent biomechanical test in order to get the delivery cleared.
Starting next month, Sri Lanka will host West Indies in a series featuring two Test matches, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20s. Sri Lanka had begun to groom Kaushal as the team’s next spin spearhead.
The 22-year-old has played in six Tests and has taken 24 wickets.