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Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine will play the IPL this season for Kolkata Knight Riders after the BCCI's sub-committee dealing with suspect actions cleared his name, ESPNcricinfo has reported.

Narine had taken a retest at Sri Ramachandra University, an ICC-accredited centre, on Thursday where he was put through various tests by the panel comprising former India captain S Venkataraghavan, former India fast bowler Javagal Srinath and ex-international umpire AV Jayaprakash, the website stated

"The committee concluded that Mr. Sunil Narine, who had remodeled his bowling action, was within the ICC approved limits for all types of deliveries that were assessed and has hence recommended to the BCCI, that his name may be removed from the warning list of bowlers with suspect action," a BCCI press release said.

This means Narine will be available for selection for the defending champions who play the tournament opener against Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens on April 8, and in all BCCI-organised tournaments henceforth.

Narine was first called for a suspect action last October during the Champions League T20. He subsequently opted out of the recent cricket World Cup in New Zealand/Australia although he was originally selected to play for the West Indies.


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