Sunil Narine returned to the field for KKR with a re-worked bowling action in the IPL 2020 match against Delhi Capitals on Saturday. It was not the first time he was reported for suspect bowling action. Over the years his action has been a primary concern and marred his career and impact rate on the field.
The Indian cricket board has once again asked to reproduce his bowling action to re-assess it. According to report in news agency ANI, the board said that the spinner should stay true to the action that was submitted for an official assessment.
Sunil Narine under radar with his bowling action
The report added that while it is not known if he has been asked to wear half sleeves — a rarity with the spinner over the years — the BCCI said that Narine “should reproduce the same action going forward as presented to the committee (IPL Suspect Bowling Action Committee) in the video footage”.
“BCCI has the capabilities to record footage straight off Hawkeye (the company which provides “spin vision” cameras) if it wishes to check on any bowling action,” the functionary told ANI.
Earlier, Narine was cleared to bowl again in the ongoing tournament by IPL suspect bowling action committee. The development came as a major sigh of relief for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who have seemingly struggled in his absence after being reported.
“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,” an official media release said.