In a major blow to the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders , the ace Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) right-arm spinner West Indian Sunil Narine has been banned from bowling off-spinners in the ongoing 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) for a suspected illegal action, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release said .
He is, however, free to bowl using his other deliveries in his arsenal, the release added. He was also not banned from appearing for his IPL team in the ongoing tournament.
“Mr. Narine’s bowling action for his off-spinner contravenes Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3) of the Laws of Cricket and, therefore, the player is now banned from bowling the off-spinner in matches organised by the BCCI, including the IPL.”
“He may, however, continue to bowl his other deliveries (the knuckle ball and the quicker straight ball),” Anurag Thakur, BCCI secretary, said in a statement.