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Just a day after spinner Sunil Narine was banned from bowling in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) final, West Indies interim head coach Stuart Williams is confident that he will bounce back from this latest setback.
Narine, who was representing the Kolkata Knight Riders, was banned after being reported on two separate occasions during the tournament. The first came in the Kolkata’s final group stage match against the Sunfoil Dolphins, while the second came in the semi-final against the Hobart Hurricanes.
“We haven’t actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong character,” Williams said. “Obviously the captain (Dwayne Bravo) is also playing for Chennai (Super Kings) so, we haven’t sat down and spoken about it as yet. So we are still waiting for a couple of days to have a chat. I think he will get over this in a positive way.”
When asked about his opinion on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) crackdown on suspicious bowling actions, Williams said: “Well obviously the ICC have a mandate to govern the sport. We just have to embrace the changes.”