Narine banned from CLT20 final, reported again

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West Indies and Kolkata spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for chucking for a second time in the space of a week, and has been banned from bowling in the Champions League T20 final for the Knight Riders.

West Indies and Kolkata spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for chucking for a second time in the space of a week, and has been banned from bowling in the Champions League T20 final for the Knight Riders.

Narine was reported last week, as was Mohammad Hafeez, as the latest subjects of the ICC's crackdown on illegal bowling actions. He was reported for a second time on Thursday, by the umpires officiating the semi-final against Hobart.

The statement on the CLT20 website read: "After all video evidence of the match was taken into account, on-field umpires Rod Tucker and S. Ravi along with third umpire Vineet Kulkarni felt that there was a flex action in his elbow beyond the acceptable limit when bowling during the match.

"Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, if a player receives a report while on the warning list, the player shall be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the tournament and from bowling in any matches organised by the BCCI until such date as he is cleared.

"Mr Narine is suspended from bowling, but may continue to be selected to play in matches, however he will not be entitled to bowl."

An official said on Cricinfo that all 24 deliveries were deemed suspect this time: "It was three deliveries in the last match. But this time all his four overs were reported."

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