IPL 2020: Sunil Narine reported for suspect bowling action

Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for suspect bowling action after their Indian Premier League encounter against Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Sunil Narine will be suspended from bowling in IPL 2020 if he is reported once more.   -  BCCI/IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for suspect bowling action after its Indian Premier League encounter against Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Narine bowled the final over, where he defended 14 off six balls as Punjab lost a thrilling encounter by a narrow margin of two runs. Narine returned figures of two for 28.

Needing 20 off 12 balls, KXIP lost two wickets — including Rahul’s — in the space of three balls in the 19th over bowled by Prasidh Krishna. It was then seven needed off the last delivery to take the game to the Super Over, but Glenn Maxwell missed out on a six by inches.

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The on-field umpires reported Narine's suspect action after Kolkata's thrilling two-run victory against Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, the IPL said in a statement.

"Narine will be placed on the warning list and is permitted to continue to bowl in the tournament," the IPL said, adding that another report will result in Narine being suspended from the tournament until he is cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's suspect bowling action committee.

Narine has been a key player for Kolkata since he joined the team in 2012. He made an immediate impact as he took 24 wickets in his first season, which helped Kolkata win the tournament. Kolkata won its last IPL title in 2014 when Narine bagged 21 wickets. In this year's IPL, Narine has five wickets in six matches.

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