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Narine reported for suspect action

30 September 2014

Narine

CLT20 superstar becomes the latest spinner to have his bowling action questioned as global crackdown continues

The leading Oppo Champions League Twenty20 wicket-taker of all time, Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine, has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side’s win against the Dolphins.

Narine, who took 3-33 in the match, was reported by on-field umpires specifically in relation to the quicker ball he bowls.

Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, he has been placed on the warning list and may continue to be selected to play and bowl for his team in a match.

Narine may request an Official Assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee.

“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 and from bowling in any matches organised by the BCCI until such date as he is cleared,” a media release from CLT20 said.

“A player suspended from bowling may continue to be selected to play in matches, however he will not be entitled to bowl.”

The report of Narine follows CLT20 umpires taking action against Lahore Lions captain Mohammad Hafeez and Dolphins bowler Prenelan Subrayen on the weekend, as an international crackdown on suspect actions continues.

It now means the world's top two ranked one-day international bowlers - Saeed Ajmal and Narine - have been reported for suspect bowling actions in the past two months, and could limit their involvement in next year's ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia in and New Zealand.

However, Narine has not been reported by the International Cricket Council, like Ajmal was in August, and may continue to bowl in matches not governed by the BCCI.

If a bowler is reported for a suspect bowling action by the ICC he or she has to undergo testing within 21 days and can still bowl in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.

Suspect actions in the news since June

3 June: Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake is reported for a suspected illegal bowling action and ordered to undergo testing within 21 days.

22 June: New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson is reported for a suspected illegal bowling action and ordered to undergo testing within 21 days.

28 June: The ICC Cricket Committee meets in Melbourne and recommends an increased focus on bowlers with questionable actions.

12 July: Senanayake is banned from bowling by the ICC after undergoing official testing in Cardiff.

23 July: Williamson is banned from bowling by the ICC after undergoing official testing in Cardiff.

11 August: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is reported for a suspected illegal bowling action and ordered to undergo testing within 21 days.

15 August: The ICC confirms three newly accredited testing centres will be unveiled in the coming months.

22 August: Zimbabwe off-spinner Prosper Utseya is reported for a suspected illegal bowling action and ordered to undergo testing within 21 days.

25 August: Bangladesh off-spinner Sohag Gazi is reported for a suspected illegal bowling action and ordered to undergo testing within 21 days.

25 August: Ajmal begins official testing at Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.

9 September: Ajmal banned with immediate effect by ICC. Pakistan Cricket Board say they will weigh up their options, while Ajmal says a medical condition is to blame and he remains confident of playing in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

10 September: Bangladesh fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain is reported for a suspected illegal bowling action and ordered to undergo testing within 21 days.

13 September: PCB release details of ICC report that show Ajmal was found to be straightening arm nearly three times the legal limit.

26 September: PCB suspend 16 domestic cricketers with suspect bowling actions.

28 September: Oppo CLT20 match officials report Lahore Lions captain Mohammad Hafeez and Dolphins bowler Prenelan Subrayan for suspect bowling actions.

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