CHENNAI: Kolkata Knight Riders’ spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for ‘suspected illegal’ action match against Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Even though Narine is placed on the ‘warning list’ and can continue to bowl for now, it wasn’t the first time in recent times that Narine was reported.
In fact, the 32-year-old offie was called for suspect action at the end of the fourth round of the recently-concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

He was allowed to continue bowling but it is understood that Trinbago Knight Riders didn’t risk it by playing the spinner in the CPL final on September 10. Interestingly, both the franchises have the same owner.

The offie was later cleared to play in the IPL after experts from Loughborough University in England closely monitored and analysed his action by watching several video footages.
The West Indies mystery spinner was first called for illegal bowling action twice during the now-defunct Champions League T20 in 2014 and went on to miss the final.
Even though he remodelled his action, he was again reported in 2015 IPL and in an ODI match later that year and was suspended from bowling by ICC. He was cleared to bowl again before the 2016 IPL before being reported again during the 2018 Pakistan Super League.

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