The Kolkata Knight Riders, the franchise team of the Indian Premier League, are a relief news. Spinner Sunil Naren has been given the green signal after objecting to bowling action a few matches ago. The IPL bowling action committee has found his bowling to be correct and has decided to remove his name from the list of bowlers with questionable action.
A complaint was made by the field umpire after the match played against Kings XI Punjab on 10 October in Abu Dhabi against the bowling action of Kolkata spinner Naren. After this complaint, his name was put on the IPL warning list. This meant that once action was questioned they could be banned from the tournament. Naren was not part of the matches played since the umpire's complaint.
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Kolkata had requested the IPL Suspect Bowling Action Committee for an official evaluation regarding Naren's bowling action. Slow motion footage of Naren's bowling action was submitted by the team. It featured a video of his bowling from the back and side angles.
Naren's bowling action was studied by the committee very closely and found that the more his elbow rotates, it falls within the scope of the rule. This committee has also made it clear that Naren can bowl with the same old action from which he was bowling in this IPL.
Naren won in the last over
The team won the last over in the match before complaining of bowling action against Kings XI Punjab. In the last over, Punjab needed 14 runs to win, with Naren giving away 11 runs to give Kolkata an exciting win by 2 runs.