Sunil Narine’s bowling action reported again

Cricket with Dalchand Bissoon 

Sunil Narine – awaits test results.
Sunil Narine – awaits test results.

Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine was reported by match officials for a suspected illegal bowling action, following a match between his Kolkata Knight Riders and the Sunrisers Hyderabad last Wednesday in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Visakhapatnam.

Kolkata Knight Riders lost the match by 16 runs (D/L method).

“As per the provisions of the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action Policy, Narine will still be eligible to bowl in forthcoming IPL matches and may request a biomechanical analysis of the deliveries in question at the ICC and BCCI accredited testing, the Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Science Centre (SRASSC) in Chennai,” said Anurag Thakur, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a statement.

According to reports, Narine underwent a new round of tests on his bowling action last weekend at the ICC and BCCI accredited facility in Chennai and was awaiting the results.

The Kolkata Knight Riders match against Rajashtan Royals was abandoned last Sunday due to heavy rainfall. However, the off-spinner was left out of their match last Tuesday against Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk, Chennai. His place was given to Australian spinner Brad Hogg, 44. Kolkata Knight Riders lost the match by two runs.

Narine played a key role in the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 tournament but was reported twice during the tournament and unable to bowl in the final. He was subsequently cleared by the ICC and BCCI early this year.

The points table at the end of the 28th match played last Tuesday: Chennai Super Kings 12; Rajasthan Royals 11; Kolkata Knight Riders 7; Royal Challengers Bangalore 6; Sunrisers Hyderabad 6; Delhi Daredevils 6; Mumbai Indians 4 and Kings XI Punjab 4