CRICKET: West Indies board gives Narine full backing
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has given Sunil Narine its full backing after the beleaguered off-spinner was banned from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action.
Director of Cricket at the WICB Richard Pybus said the board would fully support Narine during his rehabilitation and has backed the Trinidadian to bounce back from the latest blow to his career.
Pybus said it's regrettable that Narine failed the International Cricket Council's biomechanics assessment of his action to be suspended from bowling.
Narine was reported following the third One-day International of the Sri Lanka tour earlier this month and subsequently underwent testing on his action at the ICC-approved Loughborough University.
However, the ICC says the results showed that all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.
Under ICC regulations Narine, can ask for his action to be reassessed after he has undergone rehabilitation.