Hyderabad: Mystery spinner Sunil Narine will not be eligible to bowl in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 final following a report on his suspected illegal bowling action. The Kolkata Knight Riders bowler was reported for a second time in as many matches during Thursday’s semifinal game against the Hobart Hurricanes here.
“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,” a statement released by the organisers said.
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 until such date as he is cleared.
“Narine is suspended from bowling, but may continue to be selected to play in matches. The team will be advised to send the player to the SRMC (Sri Ramachandra Medical College) for testing as per the protocol set by the ICC,” the press release read. Narine was first reported on September 29 during KKR’s match against the Dolphins on the same ground.