Ahead of the 35th match of the tournament against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020, a good news has been published for the Kolkata Knight Riders. The IPL committee has removed the action of the team’s spin bowler Sunil Narine from the list of suspicious bowling actions and now he has been allowed to bowl.
IPL 2020: MS Dhoni gives Jadeja the last over, Olympic champion Johan Blake says worst decision
Match officials described Sunil Narine’s bowling action in the match against Kings XI Punjab as suspicious, after which Naren was working on his action at the ICC Academy in Dubai. KKR’s team did not take any risk on Naren and did not include him in the team in the previous match. The IPL committee said, “KKR’s team requested the IPL Suspended Bowling Action Committee to investigate their bowling action and they gave us a slow motion video of Naren’s bowling action from different angles. However, the committee said that the video given to him about Naren’s bowling action, he has to bowl in the whole IPL with the same action.
Kolkata team gets a big push, this fast bowler is out of this IPL
Suspicious bowling action with Naren since 2014 has been a problem. Naren’s action was reported twice in the Champions League, which prevented him from playing in the 2015 World Cup. After that, he had the same problem again in IPL 2015 and he was banned from bowling in November of that year. In 2016, the ICC cleared Naren to play his action, but in the Pakistan Super League 2018, his action again seemed questionable. Although Naren was allowed to play in the 2020 IPL, he could be banned if his move is found to be suspicious again.