KKR spinner Sunil Narine banned from bowling in IPL

KKR spinner Sunil Narine banned from bowling in IPL

Sunil Narine banned from bowling in IPL
Sunil Narine banned from bowling in IPL. (Photo Source: BCCI)

KKR spinner Sunil Narine banned from bowling in IPL: Sunil Narine the Caribbean spinner in the Kolkata Knight Riders has been banned from bowling off spin deliveries in matches organized by the BCCI including the IPL. Narine was reported for having a suspected bowling action following the Sunrisers Hyderabad v KKR game at Visakhapatnam.

This made him vulnerable to be banned if reported again, to keep away from any such situation the team management kept him away from the following game and instead underwent a biomechanical test of his bowling at the Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre (SRASSC) in Chennai.

The report that has arrived from the institute along with the footages of the match suggested the BCCI’s Suspected Bowling Action Committee (BSBAC) to ban the bowler from bowling off-spin deliveries during any match in the IPL. While he is allowed to bowl deliveries other than the off-spinners, if he is found bowling those as per rules, the Umpires have all the rights to call it a ‘no ball’.

Narine now has an option of altering the action he uses for bowling off spin and to get it approved by the BCCI Committee to be able to ball it any further in the IPL and all other tournaments organized by the BCCI.

The IPL T20.com in a media release stated:
The BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee‎ has reviewed the evidence of the match footage and the analysis provided by SRASSC.

Following the provisions of the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action Policy, the committee has concluded that 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 organised by the BCCI, including the IPL. He may however continue to bowl his other deliveries (the knuckle ball and the quicker straight ball).

If Mr. Narine were to again bowl the off-spinner in this season’s IPL, the on-field umpires would apply Law 24.2 and call “No ball” and, at the end of the match, would issue a further Report. Pursuant to clause 3.4 of the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action Policy, the player would in such circumstances automatically be suspended from bowling in BCCI-organised matches.

Mr. Narine may undergo a course of bowling rehabilitation and take corrective measures to ensure that his action does not contravene Law 24 and may then request a further Official Assessment by the Committee.