Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 'mystery spinner' Sunil Narine has been cleared to bowl in IPL and other matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The board has issued a final warning, saying if he deviates from his remodelled action, then he will be banned from bowling for the rest of the ongoing tournament.
The biomechanical analysis of Narine's bowling action that was conducted at the Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre in Chennai (SRASSC) was only for his action whereas the umpires Richard Illingworth, Vineet Kulkarni and Referee Manu Nayar put forth their doubts about his off-break only after KRR's match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Vizag earlier this season.
In a media release, BCCI stated that the analysis has re-confirmed the first Official Assessment by the Committee, which assures that the bowler does not breach the Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3). Now the Committee has also confirmed that Sunil Narine's name will be removed from the Suspect Bowling Action List.
"The Committee has determined that Mr. Narine's name be removed from the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action Policy's Warning List and that he may once more bowl all deliveries (the offspinner, the knuckle ball and the quicker straight ball) in matches organised by the BCCI including the IPL," BCCI media release said.
However, it remains a doubt whether KKR would include Narine in their playing XI (who has not made any impact in any of the five matches he played for KKR this season) as his replacement, Brad Hogg, has been bowling exceptionally well.