Windies haven't addressed Narine citing yet

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West Indies coach Stuart Williams is confident spinner Sunil Narine won't be negatively effected, after being reported for a suspect bowling action during the ongoing Champions League Twenty20.

West Indies coach Stuart Williams is confident spinner Sunil Narine won't be negatively effected, after being reported for a suspect bowling action during the ongoing Champions League Twenty20.

Narine, who will be key to the Windies' bid to beat India in five ODIs and a one-off T20I this month, is currently playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the lucrative tournament in India.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin and third official Kumar Dharmasena, on the back of Monday's 36-run Group A victory over the Dolphins in Uppal, Hyderabad.

The 26-year-old is allowed to request an official assessment from the Board of Control for Cricket in India's suspect bowling action committee – and will continue bowling in the tournament, unless reported again. The citing does not extend to international cricket.

"We haven't actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong character. Obviously the captain Dwayne Bravo is also playing for Chennai Super Kings too," said Williams.

"So we haven't sat down and spoken about it as yet. So we are still waiting for a couple of days to have a chat. I think he will get over this in a positive way."

The 26-year-old Narine is the fourth bowler to be reported during the 2014 edition of the CLT20, after the Lahore Lions' Mohammed Hafeez and Adnan Rasool and the Dolphins' Prenelan Subrayen.

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