Sri Lanka in England and Ireland 2016 June 19, 2016

Eranga undergoing heart tests in hospital


Shaminda Eranga has been admitted to hospital in Ireland for tests on his heart © Getty Images

Sri Lanka seamer Shaminda Eranga has been admitted to hospital in Dublin to undergo tests on an elevated heartbeat. He is understood to be in a stable condition but will remain in Ireland until Monday while the rest of the team returns to the UK.

Eranga experienced discomfort during Sri Lanka's 136-run win over Ireland at Malahide on Saturday. He came out to bat and faced the final ball of the innings but did not bowl and instead went to hospital.

"Eranga had an elevated heartbeat prior to the innings commencing and was taken to hospital for tests," Sri Lanka team manager Charith Senanayake told ESPNcricinfo. "He's doing good but in hospital till Monday to complete all tests."

Sri Lanka are due to return to England, ahead of the first ODI in Nottingham, on Sunday evening. Eranga's involvement in the ODI series against England had been in some doubt after he was reported for a suspect action during the Test series. The ICC announced on Sunday that his action had been found to be illegal and he will be suspended from bowling in international competition with immediate effect.

His absence continues a tour dogged by bad luck for Sri Lanka's pace attack. Dhammika Prasad was ruled out of the Tests with a shoulder injury after playing in one warm-up game and Dushmantha Chameera was then forced to return home after suffering a stress fracture to his back.

Alan Gardner is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • Robert on June 20, 2016, 9:54 GMT

    I suffer from the same problem, i now have a Medtronic implant, and it has helped me i am a lot older than Eranga, i was having many Blackouts and dizzy spells, and it was very hard to not know what was going on i hope they fix his problem best of luck

  • Bhavik on June 20, 2016, 8:11 GMT

    Wish him a speedy recovery , Lanka needs better management on all fronts whether its health or game.

  • Tin on June 20, 2016, 7:49 GMT

    Wish you a speedy recovery bro.

  • Dimuthu on June 20, 2016, 6:49 GMT

    Wishing him a speedy recovery. This is an article about his health, and people are talking about his action. As we say in Sri Lanka "Yanne koheda, malle pol" (completely irrelevant)

  • Soumen on June 20, 2016, 4:33 GMT

    Wish you a quick exit from the hospital and a quick return to the playground. You belong to the playground, mate, not the hospital. Don't worry about your bowling action, you can correct it and do well again. It's just a testing period brother.

  • astha on June 19, 2016, 19:20 GMT

    here few commenters are worried about his bowling action not about his health great fans

  • Philip on June 19, 2016, 18:01 GMT

    Hope he gets through these tests...with so much happening another cricketer requires medical treatment. SL don't seem to have much luck with their fast bowlers...

  • Philip on June 19, 2016, 17:56 GMT

    It is poor that only some are called for suspect bowling actions. We can observe from TV we are able to observe many where there is flexing. As a matter of course all should have their actions tested thus eliminating them half way through their career. In 2005 the ICC tested and extended the flexing to 15degrees so that many of the fast bowlers could continue. But to date they have not released their names...

  • Mihil on June 19, 2016, 14:36 GMT

    Sri lankan here..i always thought eranga's bowling action is really close to be dodgy. pity that our so called analysts didn't see that coming..looks like his action has deteriorated to a point now it really is dodgy..

  • Simon on June 19, 2016, 14:34 GMT

    @herath - UK. Last time I looked Dublin was in Ireland and thus nothing to do with David Cameron or the British NHS. Much more important is to make sure this lad is OK - nit everything needs to be politised. It does not surprise me at all that a range of tests and observation over a few days is required even if only to ensure the problem is under control and medication if proscribed is doing the job and appropriate. Potential heart conditions are not to be taken lightly

  • No featured comments at the moment.