While the Kolkata Knight Riders would be preparing for the IPL with great intensity, they are losing out on players by the day.
Chris Lynn, Andre Russell and Mitchell Johnson are already suffering from injuries, and now dark clouds hover over Sunil Narine’s participation, as he has been reported for a suspect action during the PSL while playing for the Lahore Qalandars.
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“Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during Wednesday’s PSL Twenty20 game between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators at Sharjah,” said the PCB.
“The match officials’ report on Narine’s bowling action will be sent to Cricket West Indies (CWI) and he will have to go through the process that is followed by the CWI, for suspected illegal bowling actions,” the PCB added.
Narine has already gone through the entire ‘suspect bowling action’ saga when he was first reported during the Champions League in India in 2014.
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He was cleared then, but got reported again during an International match in Sri Lanka.
This time the biomechanical tests proved that his action was beyond the 15 degree limit allowed under the International Cricket Council’s rules, and hence he was suspended, until he got that mended.
He came back with a remodelled action for IPL 2017 and performed exceedingly well for KKR, not having lost that ‘X-factor’ that had made him a force to deal with in the IPL.
Narine will now have to undergo tests regarding his action and get it cleared as soon as possible in order to stand any chance of featuring in the IPL.
But at the moment, the situation looks really grim for the Kolkata Knight Riders