BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - AFTER being placed on a warning list for suspected illegal bowling action, Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been given the all-clear to continue bowling.
The announcement was made yesterday (Oct. 18) in the United Arab Emirates, where the Indian Premier League is being played.
After an extensive review, following a request from his franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, Narine was deemed to be cleared.
According to the IPL, “Sunil Narine, the Kolkata Knight Riders player, has been cleared by the IPL’s Suspect Bowling Action Committee.”
Narine was reported for bowling with a Suspected Illegal Bowling Action during his team’s Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab at Abu Dhabi on October 10, IPL said.
Following the report, Narine was placed on the IPL Warning List.
“KKR requested for an Official Assessment of Mr. Narine’s action from the IPL Suspect Bowling Action Committee, submitting action footage in slow motion with back and side angles. The Committee carefully reviewed all the deliveries of action footage sent of Mr. Narine with the naked eye and has come to the conclusion that the elbow-bend appears to be within the range of permissible limits,” IPL said.
Resulting from the review, the Committee also noted that “Mr. Narine should reproduce the same action going forward in the IPL 2020 matches as presented to the Committee in the video footage”.