KKR spinner Sunil Narine, who was reported for a suspect action in the game against Kings XI Punjab, has had his name being taken off the suspect action warning list by the IPL‘s suspect bowling action committee. The news would massively bolster KKR ahead of their afternoon game today against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, after they had suffered back-to-back crushing defeats against RCB and MI.
An IPL media statement was released a few moments ago which read, “KKR requested for an Official Assessment of Mr Narine’s action from the IPL Suspect Bowling Action Committee, submitting action footage in slow motion with back and side angles. The Committee carefully reviewed all the deliveries of action footage sent of Mr Narine with the naked eye and has come to the conclusion that the elbow-bend appears to be within the range of permissible limits.
“The Committee also noted that Mr. Narine should reproduce the same action going forward in the IPL 2020 matches as presented to the Committee in the video footage. Mr Narine has now been removed from the IPL Suspect Action Warning List.”
Narine was reported for a suspect action in KKR’s thrilling enco against KXIP, in which Narine was the one who bowled KKR to a 2-run victory. The Trinidadian was then placed on a warning list and although he could continue to bowl, he risked suspension if he had been reported for a second time.
KKR planned to keep him away from the action while requesting the Suspect Bowling Action Committee to review his action. The committee, having studied footage of his bowling, concluded that the elbow bend was ‘within the range of permissible limits’. However, the committee added that Narine should continue with the same action as the one submitted for review.