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In a massive development for Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunil Narine’s bowling action has been cleared by IPL’s Suspect Bowling Action Committee. He will be available for bowling freely during their game against Sunrisers Hyderabad later today.

Meanwhile, Narine’s bowling action has come under the scanner after their game against Kings XI Punjab in the Abu Dhabi. Releasing a statement, IPL revealed that Sunil Narine has now been removed from the warning list. After an eventful performance, dark clouds hang over Sunil Narine’s head.

Sunil Narine bowling action cleared

The on-field umpires reported his action which left Kolkata Knight Riders management baffled. They had requested for an official assessment of Sunil Narine’s bowling action from slow-motion video footage forwarded by them to the authority.

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After careful review and assessment, IPL’s Suspect Bowling Action Committee has cleared Sunil Narine. However, the panel also maintained that the Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder should produce the action produced in the video footage for the remainder of IPL 2020.

“Sunil Narine, the Kolkata Knight Riders player, has been cleared by the IPL’s Suspect Bowling Action Committee. Mr Narine was reported for bowling with a Suspected Illegal Bowling Action during his team’s Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab at Abu Dhabi on October 10. Following the report, Mr Narine was placed on the IPL Warning List,” IPL said in a statement. 

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KKR requested for an Official Assessment of Mr Narine’s action from the IPL Suspect Bowling Action Committee, submitting action footage in slow motion with back and side angles. The Committee carefully reviewed all the deliveries of action footage sent of Mr Narine with the naked eye and has come to the conclusion that the elbow-bend appears to be within the range of permissible limits.

The Committee also noted that Mr. Narine should reproduce the same action going forward in the IPL 2020 matches as presented to the Committee in the video footage,” the statement added. 

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders face Sunrisers Hyderabad in a very important encounter later today.