Sunil Narine cleared by IPL bowling committee for suspected action

Ruben Hill
October 18, 2020

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 Knight Riders, who have four wins from eight games in the 13th edition so far, take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match of Sunday's double-header. 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 monitored Narine's action from the back and side angles and concluded that his elbow-bend appeared to be within the range of permissible limits.

According to the information revealed, the IPL bowling action committee has given a clean chit to Sunil Narine.

The West Indian remodelled his action after he was reported twice during the Champions League T20 in 2014 but was reported again during the 2015 IPL and also after a one-day match against Sri Lanka in the same year.

After being reported, Narine was positioned on the IPL warning checklist.

Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine in action.

KKR won the match against Kings XI Punjab by two runs with Narine bowling the death overs and also the decisive final over of the match. The IPL Bowling Action Committee reviewed the footage of his action and deemed it was within the rules.

"The committee additionally famous that Mr Narine ought to reproduce the identical motion going ahead within the IPL 2020 matches as introduced to the Committee within the video footage", the IPL added in its assertion. He was reported during the 2015 IPL as well and was eventually suspended from bowling in November that year.

KKR's star spinner Sunil Naren has got a clean chit in the case of suspected bowling action.

He has been cleared by the International Cricket Council in 2016. In March 2018, while playing in Pakistan Super League, there were complaints about Naren's bowling action.

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