Narine suspended for illegal bowling action

NarineThe ICC on Sunday suspended West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment found his bowling action to be illegal.

Narine was reported after the third ODI match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele earlier this month, following which a test was performed on Nov. 17 at the ICC’s accredited testing centre in Loughborough University.

The assessment revealed that all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

In accordance with Article 6.1 of the regulations, Narine’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations within domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction, save that, with the consent of the WICB, Narine may be able to play in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of WICB.

The player can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with clause 2.4 of the Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions. (Courtesy PTI)