West Indies spinner Sunil Narine reported for suspected illegal bowling action

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka _ West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine has again been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action after the third and final game of the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

The International Cricket Council said Monday that match officials handed a report to the West Indies team management citing concerns over the legality of Narine’s deliveries.

The bowler must now undergo tests within 14 days and if he is proven to be using an illegal bowling action he will be suspended from bowling in international cricket until he remodels his action and passes further tests.

He should still be able to bowl in the two upcoming Twenty20 internationals, the first of which will be played in Pallekele later Monday.

Narine had just returned to international cricket after his action was reported in last year’s Indian Premier League and Champions’ League T20. This is the first time he’s being reported while representing the West Indies.

Despite being selected for this year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Narine withdrew saying it was too early to play international games with a supposedly re-worked action.

He has taken 136 international wickets so far across all formats.

The Associated Press

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