Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine is currently the no.1 bowler in the ODIs and the T20s in the ICC rankings.Reuters

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended West Indies spinner Sunil Narine from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

The ICC announced this piece of news through a media release on Sunday. The statement said all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15-degree angle limit.

Sunil Narine was reported after the third ODI match between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Pallekele Stadium.

Narine's bowling action had been reported by match officials a number of times before this. While he was a crucial member of the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he was reported just ahead of the final of the Champions League T20 (which has been scrapped now). His action was found illegal then and he was subsequently suspended from bowling in the final. That cost KKR the match as the bowlers went on to concede a lot of runs and the batsmen could not make up for it.

Narine can apply for re-assessment to ICC only after he fixes his action yet again. The previous test was carried out on 17 November at the ICC's accredited testing centre in Loughborough University.

According to Article 6.1 of the regulations, "Narine's international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations within domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction, save that, with the consent of the West Indies Cricket Board, Narine may be able to play in domestic cricket events played under the auspices of the West Indies Cricket Board."  

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