Narine’s ban, imposed after the BCCI suspect bowling action committee reviewed the evidence, also extends to matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Narine may continue to bowl his other deliveries - the knuckle ball and the quicker straight ball.
However if he uses the off-break again in the ongoing IPL, he will be suspended from bowling in BCCI-organised matches, officials have said.
Narine is now expected to undergo corrective work on his action again after which he can request another assessment by the BCCI committee.
He was reported again for a suspect action following Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) game against Sunrisers Hyderabad
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on April 22 in Visakhapatnam and went to the ICC-accredited Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre in Chennai for a biomechanical analysis of his bowling action.
The BCCI suspect bowling action committee concluded that Narine’s action for his off-break was illegal.
Narine has since missed Knight Riders’ match against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday as the franchise had decided to not risk playing the spinner.
Twice he was reported during the Champions League T20 last year forcing him to skip the West Indies’ tour of South Africa. And despite remedial work and participation in the regional Nagico Super50 competition, Narine also opted to miss the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February.
Narine’s current plight has brought him sympathy from his KKR teammate Brad Hogg.
“All I can say is that I feel sorry for Sunil, what he is going through at the moment,” said Hogg, a left-arm chinaman bowler, and a lower-order left-handed batsman.
“I think it is disappointing that he has gone away. He has come back. He is being tested. All of a sudden he is put under the spotlight again. I feel sorry for him”.
Hogg added: “It’s one of them things as a cricketer I am not happy with those situations at the present moment. He has got a wonderful skill. It’s just disappointing where he is at the moment but he is in high spirits and hopefully we will see him again in the rest of the IPL in the future”