IPL 2016: ICC clears Sunil Narine’s action

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared West Indies spinner Sunil Narine’s action just before the start of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). His deliveries have been found legal with a remodelled action, after having last bowled in November last year.His IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were also unaware of his availability for the tournament. Narine has been a star player for KKR and helped the team win the the IPL title twice in 2012 and 2014. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )Narine’s last appearance on a cricket field was during the Bangladesh Premier League after he was reported for suspect action during a ODI match against Sri Lanka in November. The ICC after conducting retests on March 28 in Chennai, has cleared him to play in international and domestic competitions.Initially Narine was named in West Indies’ World Twenty20 squad, but the spinner himself pulled out citing “insufficient progress in the rehabilitative work on his bowling action”.Though, now being cleared to play in IPL, he is doubtful for KKR’s first game against Delhi Daredevils on April 10, having flown back to the West Indies following the passing away of his father. The KKR team management is also not putting pressure on him to join back the squad soon.last_img

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