KKR’s star performer and West Indies spinner, Suni Narine would likely visit the bio-mechanical facility at the Sri Ramachandra Sports Medicine Centre to get his bowling action tested before the commencement of the Indian Premier League.
As per IPL guidelines, any bowler who has been reported for his bowling action needs to visit a BCCI-accredited clinic and the facility in Chennai is the solitary centre in the country.
Narine, who was ‘reported’ in the recent PSL, and was put on a warning list has been allowed to bowl in the competition but he will have to undergo a similar process in India as the IPL guidelines are stricter.
A source said in an interview, “We will first look at the videos of his earlier faulty action and then we will review his remodelled action.”
After Narine is tested using 3-D technology which would diagnose his elbow flexion from various angles, a report would be sent to the BCCI Suspect Action Committee which comprises of S. Venkatraghavan. Javagal Srinath and A.V Jayaprakash. They would be taking the final call.
KKR coach, Simon Katich has shown confidence in the bowler and has said that Narine has put behind the issues he faced during the Pakistan Super League and he is raring to go in the Indian Premier League.
Speaking at a press conference he said, “Narine has put a lot of hard work to modify his action during PSL ahead of the season-opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore.”
If his action does not gets cleared, Kolkata Knight Riders might land into trouble as they might lose Narine, who is their highest wicket-taker.
Kolkata Knight Riders would be taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore on 8th April at Eden Gardens.
Narine has played 82 matches in the IPL and has taken 95 scalps at an economy rate of 6.33.