Kolkata Knight Riders' mystery spinner Sunil Narine was cleared to bowl in IPL-8 after his bowling action was given a thumbs-up by the BCCI review committee.
The West Indian spinner who had a biomechanical assessment at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai was approved of his bowling action after it complied with ICC's approved bowling limits.
The review committee comprising Javagal Srinath, Venkatraghavan and AV Jayaprakash examined Narine's bowling action before clearing it. This means that Sunil Narine will be able to be a part of any event organized by the Indian cricket board including the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who had earlier threatened to not play in the league if their lead spinner was not cleared, were pleased on hearing the news. Venky Mysore, KKR's chief executive said,
It is a matter of genuine relief. We are very thankful to the BCCI president, secretary and other board officials for bringing the matter reach the appropriate conclusion
Sunil Narine was desperately missed in Kolkata Knight Rider's (KKR) Champions League final loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) last year. He was the second-highest wicket taker in the last edition of IPL with 21 wickets from 16 matches.
IPL-8 begins with the inaugural match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Salt Lake Stadium on April 8.