Windies spin­ner Narine re­ported for sus­pect ac­tion

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COLOMBO: West Indies off-spin­ner Sunil Narine has been re­ported for a sus­pect bowl­ing ac­tion dur­ing Satur­day’s third and fi­nal one-dayer against Sri Lanka, the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil (ICC) said. “The match of­fi­cials’ re­port, which was handed over to the West Indies team man­age­ment af­ter the match, cited con­cerns about the le­gal­ity of the 27-year-old’s de­liv­er­ies,” the ICC said in a state­ment on Mon­day.

“He is re­quired to un­dergo test­ing within 14 days, and, dur­ing this pe­riod, Narine is per­mit­ted to con­tinue bowl­ing in in­ter­na­tional cricket un­til the re­sults of the test­ing are known,” it added. The ODI se­ries in Sri Lanka, which the hosts swept, marked Narine’s re­turn to in­ter­na­tional cricket af­ter be­ing re­ported first dur­ing the 2014 Cham­pi­ons League Twenty20 tour­na­ment in which he rep­re­sented Kolkata Knight Rid­ers (KKR).

Even though he was free to bowl in in­ter­na­tional cricket, his board with­drew him so that he could re­model his ac­tion. Narine, who has played six tests and 55 one-day in­ter­na­tion­als, was sub­se­quently picked for the World Cup in Aus­tralia ear­lier this year but the spin­ner pulled out say­ing he needed more time to fine tune his ac­tion. The kinks in his ac­tion resur­faced again in this year’s In­dian Pre­mier League Twenty20 com­pe­ti­tion with the KKR spin­ner be­ing re­ported again. —Reuters

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