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.