Abu Dhabi: The bowling action of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Sunil Narine has been dubbed by the Indian Premier League’s suspected bowling action committee as clean. Naren was complained last week for suspected bowling action.
Naren was complained during the Knight Riders match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) last week and he would have been banned from bowling in the league if this had happened once again.
The players and the franchise were relieved when the IPL committee found their bowling action clean.
“The bowling action of Kolkata Knight Riders player Sunil Naren has been found clean by the IPL’s suspected bowling action committee,” the IPL said in a statement.
After the complaint, Naren was placed on the IPL warning list. The Knight Riders had requested the Special Committee to officially assess Naren’s action and also submitted slow motion footage of his action from the rear and side angles.
He said, “The committee meticulously reviewed the footage of Naren’s action with all the balls and came to the conclusion that it seems that his elbow twists within the allowed range”.
According to the statement, “The committee also said that Naren will bowl in the IPL 2020 matches with the same action whose video footage was submitted to the committee”.
The 32-year-old cricketer has now been removed from the IPL’s Suspicious Action Alert list. Narayan was suspended from bowling in international cricket in 2015 when the International Cricket Council found his bowling action illegal. But in 2016, he was allowed to bowl in all formats of the game with reformist action.