Sunil Narine reported for suspect bowling action

Narine was suspended in November 2015 from bowling in international cricket.

Narine was retained by KKR ahead of the IPL 2018 auctions. (Getty)

Sunil Narine who is playing for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League has been reported on Thursday (March 15) for a suspected illegal bowling action during last night's clash between his side and Quetta Gladiators in Sharjah. 

Still, in the suspect list, Narine is still allowed to bowl in the tournament. PSL has their rules according to the ICC which states that if a player who is in the suspect list is reported for suspect action he can be picked in the team but cannot bowl. 

"Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during Wednesday s PSL Twenty20 game between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators at Sharjah," the PCB said in a statement.

"The match officials report on Narine s bowling action will be sent to Cricket West Indies (CWI) and he will have to go through the process that is followed by the CWI, for suspected illegal bowling actions" added PCB. 

Narine was suspended for suspect bowling action in international cricket in 2015 in an ODI series against Sri Lanka. He was given a green signal by ICC in 2016, just two days before the IPL. 

In franchise cricket as well he was charged with suspect bowling action during 2014 and IPL 2015, although the second time, he was let off with just a warning from the BCCI. Narine was the second West Indian cricket along with Andre Russell who was retained by  KKR prior to the auctions. Russell injuring his hamstring in the PSL and being ruled out from the tournament has opened up some problems in the KKR camp. 

A hamstring injury normally takes four to six weeks of healing time which means Russell can miss the initial phase of the tournament, but is certain to play in the tournament at some stage. With Narine being reported for suspect bowling action, the results of his tests will be highly awaited by the KKR franchise. 


By Anshuman Roy - 16 Mar, 2018

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