Hospitalised Sri Lanka paceman Shaminda Eranga has been banned from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect because of an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced Sunday.

The ICC’s statement came just hours after Eranga had been taken to a Dublin hospital to undergo tests on an elevated heartbeat after he fell ill during Sri Lanka’s 136-run win over Ireland in the second one-day international at Malahide on Saturday.

The ICC define an illegal bowling action as one where the bowler’s “elbow extension” exceeds 15 degrees while he is in his delivery stride.

They set the 15-degree limit for all bowlers in November 2004 after research showed no bowler’s arm remained perfectly straight in delivery.