International Cricket Council confirmed after a retest on 8th April, 2016, that the bowling action of West Indies spinner Sunil Narine is legal.
.@westindies Sunil Narine’s action found to be legal, can now resume bowling in international cricket & domestic cricket events worldwide— ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) April 7, 2016
The retest was conducted at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on 28th March, 2016. During the retest, ICC revealed that the elbow extensions in Narine’s bowling action for all his deliveries were tested to be within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC rules and regulations for the review of cricketers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions. With positive results from the retest, ICC cleared Sunil Narine’s bowling action ahead of the Indian Premier League. ICC has cleared Narine to play in International and Domestic cricket worldwide. But, ICC have also stated that umpires can report about Narine’s action if he is again found to be bowling in a suspicious action.
Indian Premier League outfit Kolkata Knight Riders will be relieved that Sunil Narine has been cleared ahead of the VIVO IPL T20 2016. The 27-year-old Trinidadian cricketer has taken 74 wickets for the Knight Riders in four seasons in addition to helping them lift the title of the cricketing extravaganza in 2012 and 2014.