Sunil Narine cleared by IPL's suspect bowling action committee

  • Sunil Narine cleared by IPL's suspect bowling action committee

Sunil Narine cleared by IPL's suspect bowling action committee

Mr 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. The news would massively bolster KKR ahead of their afternoon game today against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, after they had suffered back-to-back crushing defeats against RCB and MI. In what seemed like a precautionary move, the franchise rested Narine, who is understood to have worked with his personal spin coach Carl Crowe in rectifying his action for the type of delivery that was reported. The committee reviewed the action and concluded after studying the footage that the "elbow bend" was within the permissible limit.

As per a statement released by IPL, the bowling committee monitored Narine's action from two - back and side - angles.

Half of the career Sunil Narine has been busy with rectifying his bowling action and once again, he had to undergo a bowling test after he was reported in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

"Sunil Narine, the Kolkata Knight Riders player, has been cleared by the IPL's Suspect Bowling Action Committee", IPL said in a statement on Sunday. However, the committee added that Narine should continue with the same action as the one submitted for review.

Narine picked up two wickets in his four overs during the match last Saturday, which KKR won by two runs while defending 165. Following the report, Mr Narine was placed on the IPL Warning List. KKR are on eight points while SRH was on six points after eight games each.

It is not the first time that Sunil Narine's bowling action has been doubted.

Naren's bowling action also came up in controversies during the IPL in 2015 and he was banned for bowling in November that year. Narine then missed out on featuring in the 2019 World Cup after he said a finger injury in his bowling hand did not allow him to bowl in ODIs.

The International Cricket Council cleared his action in April 2016 but he had to pull out of the T20 World Cup in India that year. His motion was additionally reported in the course of the 2018 Pakistan Super League however was cleared finally.