KKR star Narine cleared to bowl in IPL 8

West Indies cricketer Sunil Narine attends the training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 2, 2014. (AFP)

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine is poised to make a comeback in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his action was cleared by a bowling review committee appointed by the BCCI (Indian Cricket Board).

Narine was reported twice for suspect bowling action during Champions League T20 tournament in September last year and and unable to play in the final for his team Kolkata Knight Riders

He subsequently withdrew from the West Indies World Cup squad to undergo remedial work.

The BCCI panel comprising of S Venkatraghavan, Javagal Srinath and AV Jayaprakash has cleared the West Indian star just days before the start of IPL8 on April 8.

They examined the bowling action of Narine after he had undergone a biomechanical assessment at the ICC accredited SRMC centre, Chennai, according to a media release.

The committee concluded that Narine, who had remodelled his bowling action, was within the ICC approved limits for all types of deliveries that were assessed and has hence recommended to the BCCI, that his name may be removed from the warning list of bowlers with suspect action.

"I am happy that we will witness Sunil Narine in action in the Pepsi IPL 8, since he is now cleared by the BCCI committee. We look forward to the opening match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians on the 8th of April in Kolkata, added BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur.

Narine has been KKR’s key weapon over the past four seasons and has helped the franchise co-owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to win two IPL titles in last three.

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