KKR’s Sunil Narine faces illegal action ordeal ahead of IPL

Updated on: Mar 16, 2018 12:33 pm IST

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine is reported for illegal bowling action during the ongoing Pakistan Super League Twenty20 Tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

The 29-year old Lahore Qalandhars player was placed on the warning list but would continue to play in the tournament.

“Narine has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during a match between Lahore Qalandhars and Quetta Gladiators in PSL Twenty20 game at Sharjah,” said Pakistan Cricket Board in a statement.

Lahore are out of the race of play-offs and they would play their last match against Peshawar Zalmi in Sharjah on Friday.

“The reports prepared by the match officials would be sent to Cricket West Indies (CWI) and he will have to follow the process that is adhered by CWI, for illegal bowling actions,” the statement added.

Narine has been a part of six Tests, 65 ODIs and 48 T20Is playing for his national side but, his bowling action was first reported in 2014 during Champions League in India.

He was withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the 2015 World Cup after that and returned only after rectifying his action.

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Narine was again reported in November 2015 in an international match in Srilanka and was suspended after biomechanical tests proved his action violated the ICC’s rules. Tests revealed that his delivered exceeded 15 degrees elbow extension allowed by International Cricket Council under its bowling action regulations.

However, he has cleared ahead of the Indian Premier League in 2016.

Sunil Naraine has landed himself in a trouble that might hamper his chances of participation in the Indian Premier League where he plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sunil Narine is the highest wicket-taker for the Kolkata Knight Riders and the bowler was retained by the franchise in IPL auction in 2018.

KKR would be taking on Royal Challengers in their first match on April 8 at Eden Gardens.

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