Sunil Narine’s Bowling Action Reported Again
The match officials reported Kolkata Knight Riders’ spinner Sunil Narine’s action after the IPL 2015 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
BCCI in a release said “the spinner can continue bowling in the tournament and may request a biomechanical analysis of the deliveries in question.”
Narine was reported for suspect illegal action by on-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Vineet Kulkarni.
“A suspected illegal bowling action report has been filed by the match officials on certain deliveries bowled by Sunil Narine,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement on Friday.
West Indian Narine though is eligible to continue bowling in the IPL.
KKR, the defending champions had earlier threatened to pull out of the eighth edition of the IPL if Narine was not allowed to play.
“As per the provisions of the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action Policy, Narine will still be eligible to bowl in forthcoming IPL matches and may request a biomechanical analysis of the deliveries in question at the ICC and BCCI accredited testing facility, the Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Science Centre (SRASSC) in Chennai,” said Thakur.
Narine, who played a key role in the Knights’ twin IPL triumphs in 2012 and 2014, was banned during 2014 Champions League Twenty20 for suspect bowling action. He was subsequently cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the BCCI after undergoing biomechanical tests.
Earlier, Sunil Narine had earlier undergone a biomechanical assessment at the ICC-accredited SRMC centre in Chennai, but it was cleared by the BCCI after he underwent a biomechanical assessment and was allowed to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2015.