Spinner Narine cleared to bowl for Kolkata
The ICC have confirmed that following remedial work and retest, the bowling action of the West Indies’ spinner Sunil Narine has been found to be legal.
The off-spinner can now resume bowling in both international and domestic cricket events worldwide. This means he will be clear to bowl for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
He has not played since November last year, and before that he was only back for three matches after being out for nearly a year with the same problem.
At the retest, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions in Narine’s bowling action for all his deliveries that were tested was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations.
The umpires are free to report Narine in the future if they believe he uses a suspect action.
The retest was performed at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on 28 March.
Narine was reported during the third One Day International against Sri Lanka on 7 November 2015 in Pallekele and subsequently banned.
England captain Joe Root addresses concern after Ben Stokes injury scare
All-rounder Stokes was struck on the forearm during a net session.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson content with scrappy draw in India
Williamson was pleased with his side’s final day fight.
Joe Root repeats claim he cannot recall any instances of racism at Yorkshire
Former Yorkshire team-mate Azeem Rafiq questioned Root’s denial when he gave evidence to MPs earlier this month.
Josh Inglis happy just to be in the Australia Ashes conversation
Josh Inglis is a real Ashes contender.
The Ashes: Cricket Australia prepare for Brisbane warm-up washout
The Ashes are bearing down on both England and Australia with neither side enjoying ideal preparation.
Ben Stokes details frightening choking incident that he feared would end him
The England all-rounder is preparing for the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.
First Test: Bangladesh vs Pakistan – Day four – Scorecard
Follow Bangladesh vs Pakistan
First Test: India vs New Zealand – Day five – Scorecard
Follow India vs New Zealand.
Ashley Giles calls for second chances in fight against racism in cricket
The England managing director said people must be given ‘the chance to rehabilitate’ and called for education on the issue.
Ashley Giles hopeful Ben Stokes will be ready to face Australia in Ashes opener
The all-rounder took an indefinite break in July to prioritise his mental well-being and rest a fractured finger.