International Cricket Council (ICC) bans West Indies cricketer Sunil Narine
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):
The career of beleaguered West Indies off-spinner, Sunil Narine, lay in tatters yesterday after the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned him from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action.
The 27-year-old Trinidadian was reported following the third one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka earlier this month and after undergoing testing at the Loughborough University on November 17, his action was found to exceed the 15 degrees level of tolerance on “all variations of his deliveries”.
Narine will be allowed to play in West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) tournaments, but will be forced to curtail all other international commitments.
He is currently campaigning in the Bangladesh Premier League and will now have to abort his campaign for Comilla Victorians. He was expected to leave Dhaka last night.
“The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of West Indies Sunil Narine to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect,” the ICC said in a release.