A decision has been reached on Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders after he was called for a suspect bowling action in the Indian Premier League. Narine’s off-spinners have been found to be breaching the law and he cannot bowl them in matches organised by BCCI, and in the IPL. The decision was taken by BCCI’s Suspect Bowling Action Committee.
Narine was reported by the match officials on 22nd April 2015 after KKR’s game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Vishakapatnam. Subsequently he took a biomechanical analysis of his action in Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre (SRASSC) in Chennai.
Although Narine has been banned from bowling off-spin, he can continue bowling.
“He may however continue to bowl his other deliveries (the knuckle ball and the quicker straight ball),” said a media release from BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. The release also made clear that Narine was in danger of being suspended if he continued to bowl his off-spinners.
“If Mr. Narine were to again bowl the off-spinner in this seasons IPL, the on-field umpires would apply Law 24.2 and call No ball and, at the end of the match, would issue a further Report. Pursuant to clause 3.4 of the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action Policy, the player would in such circumstances automatically be suspended from bowling in BCCI-organised matches,” it said.
Narine will have to correct his action and then request for a review by the Official Assessment committee before resuming bowling his off-spinners.