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SK Newspoint: Live Cricket News 21st August 2017

Cricket news from around the world on one page.
Updated: 21 August 2017 12:39 IST - Published: 21 August 2017 10:41 IST
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Angry Sri Lankan fans hold up team bus after loss
Sri Lankan fans watching the first ODI from a tree

The Sri Lankan team faced the wrath of their fans after their nine-wicket loss against India. A bus with the team members on board was held up by a group of about fifty fans who refused to allow the bus to leave from the parking.In the end, police had to intervene in order to calm the angry mob. 

Luckily, no damage was reported during the incident. However, security for the players was beefed up after they were escorted from the premises of the stadium.

Sri Lankan fans expressed intense amount of rage towards the poor performance of their national cricket team. The hosts were whitewashed in the three-match Test series by India. The ODI series between these two Asian teams also started on a losing note for the Lankans.
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Kraigg Brathwaite reported for suspect bowling
Braithwaite bowling against Pakistan last year


West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the first Test between England. The part-timer, who bowls off breaks, bowled six overs, giving only six runs during England's innings. 

Until the results come out, Brathwaite will be allowed to bowl in international cricket, but will have to undergo testing in the next 14 days.

Two years ago, another West Indian, Marlon Samuels, had been banned from bowling for 12 months after being called for a suspect bowling action, and was able to resume only when he was given the green light earlier this year.