Narine to choose KKR or WI ahead of IPL final

Narine to choose KKR or WI ahead of IPL final

West Indies and Kolkata Knight Riders key spinner Sunil Narine ahead of the all important match of the tournament the Indian Premier League final finds himself in a fix. Narine has been an important cog in KKR making their way to the IPL final for the second time.

At the same time he also plays an important role in the scheme of things for the West Indies cricket team. The WICB has a series to be played against Zimbabwe at home, which starts on June 8 with the Kingston test match. The board has organized for a preparatory camp ahead of the series. June 1 is the last date for players to be there at the camp otherwise they will not be considered for the first test.(also watch: Inzamam beats a spectator with Bat )

Narine is on a mission, a mission to take his IPL franchise all the way to the cup. Now that they are on the door step right into the finals he is unwilling to back off. He has as always been the ace in KKR bowling with 20 wickets in 15 matches economy of just 4.0 is also a front-runner for the purple cap too.The WICB looks stern in this case as they have suffered unavailability of players due to the IPL, WICB CEO Michael Muirhead said,” It is his decision, the cut-off date for joining the preparatory camp was moved forward from May 22 to June 1 specifically to allow those players playing in the IPL the opportunity to feature in more games.”

Narine to choose KKR or WI ahead of IPL final. (Photo: BCCI)
Narine to choose KKR or WI ahead of IPL final. (Photo: BCCI)

Anyone who is in breach won’t be considered for selection in the first match, he concluded saying. KKR team management is in talks with the IPL council who will take Narine’s case to the WICB to allow him a days’ extension.
Narine too has interest in playing for his IPL franchise and national team both. The mystery spinner would be under pressure during the finals if the board doesn’t agree for an extension. One can simply not imagine KKR bowling lineup without Narine the Mystery spinner.