Sri Lanka pace-bowler Shaminda Eranga has been admitted to a hospital in Dublin to undergo tests on an elevated heartbeat. Eranga experienced discomfort during his team's victory over Ireland on Saturday, and came out to bat but did not bowl and was instead rushed to the hospital.
"Eranga had an elevated heartbeat prior to the innings commencing and was taken to the hospital for the tests. He is doing good but will be in hospital till Monday to complete all the tests", Sri Lankan team manager Charith Senanayake said to ESPNCricinfo. The bowler is understood to be in a stable condition and will not travel with the team who are set to face England on 21 June.
That was not the only bit of bad news to hit the 29-year-old on the day — he was also suspended from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action. The pacer was reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a suspect action after the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street on 31 May.
Eranga had undergone the necessary bowling tests at the ICC accredited National Cricket Centre in Loughborough, the results of which showed his action was illegal.
"The assessment revealed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. In accordance with Article 6.1 of the regulations, Eranga's international suspension will also be recognized and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction, save that, with the consent of Sri Lanka cricket, Eranga may be able to play in domestic cricket events played in Sri Lanka under the auspices of Sri Lanka cricket", said a statement as released by the ICC.
Sri Lanka will next be seen in action against England when they play the first One Day International on 20 June, Tuesday.