Indian Premier League: Sunil Narine’s Bowling Action Cleared by BCCI
West Indies spinner Sunil Narine’s bowling action has been cleared by the BCCI after he underwent a biomechanical assessment at the ICC-accredited SRMC centre, Chennai. Narine will now be able to bowl for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2015.
The bowling review committee of the BCCI, comprising S. Venkatraghavan, Javagal Srinath A.V. Jayaprakash examined Narine’s bowling action.
“The bowling review committee of the BCCI, comprising S Venkatraghavan, Javagal Srinath and AV Jayaprakash examined the bowling action of Sunil Narine after he had undergone a biomechanical assessment at the ICC-accredited SRMC (Sri Ramachandra University) centre, Chennai,” began a cricket board press statement.
“The committee concluded that Sunil Narine, who had remodelled his bowling action, was within the ICC approved limits for all types of deliveries that were assessed and has hence recommended to the BCCI, that his name may be removed from the warning list of bowlers with suspect action. As a result, Sunil Narine is now allowed to bowl in all BCCI tournaments,” the statement added.
Narine was reported for suspect action ahead of the Champions League T20 final last year and was banned from bowling in all BCCI-organised tournaments until he was cleared.
“We didn’t doubt the Loughborough centre report but because he was barred from bowling in BCCI tournaments, we wanted him to go through our own process. We wanted to make sure every angle was covered,” a BCCI insider explained.
A source from SRMC confirmed that they indeed covered all angles. “From conventional off-break to faster one and doosra, every aspect of his bowling was checked. In the end, all was well,” narine said.