Sunil Narine's Quicker Ball Comes Under Scrutiny

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine has been reported following his side's 36-run win over Dolphins
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Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action with his quicker ball the one that is causing suspicions.

He was reported by match officials Anil Chaudhary, Chettihoddy Shamshuddin and Kumar Dharmasena following Kolkata's 36-run win over Dolphins.

The report relates specifically to his quicker ball and comes after he took three for 33 to help Kolkata to a record-breaking 13th straight Twenty20 victory.

Narine, who has helped Kolkata to two Indian Premier League titles as well as playing six Tests, 52 One-Day Internationals and 32 Twenty20 Internationals, now has the option of requesting an official assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee.

Now on the warning list, he can nevertheless continue to bowl during the competition, which sees Kolkata meet Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals.

However, if he is reported again while on the warning list, he will be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the tournament and from any matches organised by the BCCI until he is cleared.

He is the fourth player to be reported so far in the competition after Lahore Lions pair Adnan Rasool and Mohammad Hafeez as well as Dolphins off-spinner Prenelan Subrayen.

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