More terrible news from the West Indies as Sunil Narine, the tricky spinner who can bowl so many types of deliveries, was banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Narine is ranked #1 in ODI and T20I bowling and has been difficult to hit. This comes as more devastating to a West Indian team searching for some redemption, with not much going right the past few years.
You may remember that Samuels was reported again just a few weeks ago in October. Narine was reported in the Champions League T20 competition but, this time, it’s the ICC. This is awful news. Only time will tell when he will be allowed to come back. You may remember Shane Shillingford was doing well for the West Indies before being reported. His international cricket came to an end and he hasn’t been the same since.
Marlon Samuels Reported NOV 2013; cleared in DEC 2013 – banned from bowling quicker deliveries;
Marlon Samuels Reported OCT 2015
Shane Shillingford Reported NOV 2013; Suspended DEC 2013; Cleared MAR 2014 0 banned from bowling doosra
Sunil Narine West Indies Reported, then suspended, in November 2015
Do the big 3 (India, England, Australia) all have some special action-correcting machine that prevents their spinners from undergoing this level of “action reporting”? I do not recall the full list of spinners whose actions were reported to the ICC but, if you check Wikipedia: International players whose actions have been reported to ICC, you see that the past 10 years, none of them are from those big three countries. Conspiracy theory?