Hyderabad, Sep 30: The crackdown on illegal bowling actions have continued. This time, it is West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine who has been reported for a suspected bowling action during the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) here last night. The issue is with his "quicker ball", according to the umpires.
Narine, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders, was reported during their match against Dolphins on Monday night (September 29). Narine took 3/33 in 4 overs as KKR won by 36 runs. He has so far taken 11 wickets in the tournament.
The West Indian is the fourth off-spinner in this year's CLT20 to be reported by the on-field umpires. Earlier, Lahore Lions' Adnan Rasool, Mohammad Hafeez and Dolphins bowler Prenelan Subrayen were reported.
"Kolkata Knight Riders player Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during tonight's Champions League Twenty20 game against the Dolphins at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad," a media release from CLT20 said.
"Mr Narine was reported by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettithody Shamshuddin, along with third umpire Kumar Dharamsena at the conclusion of the match. The report specifically relates to the quicker ball bowled by Mr. Narine.
"Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Mr. Narine may request an Official Assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee," the release added.
Now, Narine can continue bowling in the semi-finals at the same venue on October 2 and he is now placed under the "warning list".
"Mr. Narine has been placed on the warning list and may continue to be selected to play and bowl for his team in a match.
"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 player suspended from bowling may continue to be selected to play in matches, however he will not be entitled to bowl," the organisers said.