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West Indies spinner Sunil Narine will miss the entire tour of India after having flown back home to “have his action assessed” before he plans “his return to cricket”.
Narine was banned from bowling in the recent Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) final after his action was reported twice.
“I am disappointed that our best bowler could suddenly be out of the tour,” West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd said. “I am quite disappointed about the procedure that surrounded the ‘calling’ of Sunil in the Champions Trophy tournament. These things have the potential to disrupt the team’s preparation for a critical series against India but we will have to overcome this hurdle.”
While Narine’s ban is only restricted to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tournaments like the CLT20 and Indian Premier League (IPL), the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) don’t want their star spinner being heavily scrutinised during the upcoming series, which gets underway on October 8.