KKR's Sunil Narine Banned



Mumbai: Kolkata Knight Riders' right-arm spinner Sunil Narine has been banned from bowling off-spinners in the ongoing Indian Premier League after being reported for a suspected illegal action, a Board of Control for Cricket in India release said Wednesday.



The West Indies spinner is, however, free to bowl other deliveries in his arsenal, the release added. He was also not banned from appearing for his IPL team in the ongoing tournament.

"Mr. Narine's bowling action for his off-spinner contravenes Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3) of the Laws of Cricket and, therefore, the player is now banned from bowling the off-spinner in matches organized by the BCCI, including the IPL," the BCCI said.

"He may, however, continue to bowl his other deliveries (the knuckle ball and the quicker straight ball)," it added.

According to the BCCI, if Narine attempts to bowl the banned "off-spinner," the on-field umpires are entitled to call "No ball" and issue a report after the match. Such action would result in Narine being suspended from bowling in BCCI-organized matches.

Narine was reported by on-field umpire during an IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Visakhapatnam on April 22. He subsequently appeared for a biomechanical analysis of his bowling action at the Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Center in Chennai.

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