Sunil Narine reported for suspected bowling action during PSL game


SHARJAH: Lahore Qalandars’ overseas player Sunil Narine has been reported for suspected bowling action during the Wednesday’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) match against Quetta Gladiators in Sharjah.

A spokesperson of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told that Narine would be allowed to play matches and bowl despite being added on the warning list. “Mr Narine has now been placed on the warning list and may continue to be selected to play and bowl for his team in the PSL,” said the official statement.

It was told the PSL follows strict regulations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding illegal bowling. Narine will be suspended from bowling if he is reported again while being on the warning list.

The spokesperson told, “(According to the ICC regulations) if a player is reported after being on the warning list, the player shall be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the PSL tournament.”

“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 the statement.

Narine, who has played six Tests, 65 one-day and 48 Twenty20 internationals, was first reported for an illegal action during the Champions League in India in 2014.

As a precaution he was withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the 2015 World Cup and only returned after remodelling his action.

Narine was also reported in an international match in Sri Lanka in November 2016 and was suspended after biomechanical tests proved his action was beyond the 15-degree limit allowed under the International Cricket Council s rules.

Narine was only cleared in April 2016 before the Indian Premier League (IPL), another Twenty20 tournament where he plays for Kolkatta Knight Riders.

The latest report may jeopardise his participation in the IPL starting early next month.