The International Cricket Council had on Sunday issued a statement suspending the West Indies bowler Sunil Narine, after an independent assessment from one of the ICC accredited laboratories found Narine to be exceeding 15-degree elbow limit.
The suspension will come into force with immediate effect and Sunil Narine will be barred from bowling in international cricket till he had his bowling action re-modified and re-assessed by the ICC.
As per the statement issued by the ICC, Narine will not be allowed to bowl in any of the international or regional cricket matches hosted by any Board of cricket. However, the West Indies Cricket Board can allow Narine to play domestic cricket in matches which fall under its jurisdiction.
Sunil Narine was reported for his suspicious bowling action during the 3rd ODI against Srilanka at Pallekele. It was the first series that the off-spinner has played after a period of one year.
Earlier, the off-spinner was sidelined by the West Indies Cricket Board following a suspected bowling action report by the umpires, during the IPL and Champions League 2014.
An independent assessment carried out on November 17th at Loughborough University found that all variations of Narine’s deliveries were exceeding the 15-degree limit. The bowler can apply for a re-assessment after re-modelling his bowling action as per the ICC rules.
Sunil Narine is currently the ICC’s No.1 ranked bowler in both T20 and ODI formats.
The Off-spinner is currently playing in the Bangladesh Premier League and the suspension means he will not be allowed to bowl in the BPL.