Narine again skips KKR practice session


Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders’ star spinner Sunil Narine, who underwent a repeat test for his suspect bowling action in Chennai, skipped the Indian Premier League (IPL) team’s practice session for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

Narine, who checked in the city on Thursday after his test at the International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited centre, Sri Ramachandra University for his suspect action, was missing on the turf as his teammates led by skipper Gautam Gambhir slogged hard at the Eden Gardens nets.

“He has skipped the nets not because he is barred or anything like that. Since it’s an optional practice, and probably he is jet lagged. So he chose to give it a miss,” a KKR official said.

Both the KKR official and a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) office bearer refused to comment about the outcome of the test, whose report is yet to be submitted to the BCCI.

The West Indies cricketer was banned during 2014 Champions League Twenty20 for suspect bowling action.

He has been cleared by the ICC after he underwent a test at the University of Loughborough last month. But the BCCI insisted that he undergo another test in Chennai.

KKR have been on the warpath with the BCCI on the issue, and threatened to pull out of the IPL if Narine was not allowed to play.

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