Premier West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been cleared to bowl again in the ongoing tournament by IPL suspect bowling action committee on Sunday. The development comes as a major sigh of relief for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who have seemingly struggled in his absence after being reported.
Narine might be added to KKR line-up for their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad later today. The Kolkata franchise had utilised Australian Chris Green along with the regular Varun Chakravarthy in his absence.
Sunil Narine removed from the IPL Suspect Action 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,” an official media release said.
“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. 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.
Mr Narine has now been removed from the IPL Suspect Action Warning List,” it added.
Earlier, Narine helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) salvage a two-run victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). It was a close content but thanks to an economical spell from Sunil Narine, KKR came on top. However, Narine was reported for chucking once again, after his appearance against KXIP.
It was not the first time Narine has been reported for suspect bowling action. It had marred his career earlier as well before he returned to the game with an improved action. However, he was clearly not as effective with his new action.