Narine pulled from India tour

Sunil Narine

Ace off-spinner Sunil Narine has been withdrawn from the touring party for the upcoming series against India.

According to a release from the West Indies Cricket Board, this came after discussions including Narine, the WICB Selection Panel and the West Indies Team Management.

The withdrawal from the tour will allow Narine the opportunity to have his action assessed and plan his return to cricket.

Speaking on the matter, WICB Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd noted: “I am disappointed that our best bowler could suddenly be out of the tour. 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.”

Lloyd added: “We would like some clarity from the authorities on what led to the present situation and the details as we move forward. I think there must be a better way of doing the right things.”

Since his international debut in 2011 Narine has emerged as one of the leading bowlers in world cricket. He is ranked at Number 2 in the ICC T20 International and One-Day International bowlers’ table.

A replacement player will be named shortly. West Indies will play five One-Day Internationals, three Tests and a T20 International.

2 Responses to Narine pulled from India tour

  1. Tony Waterman October 5, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Does the “”CALLING”” of Sunil Narine have anything to do with the fact that he is RATED Number 2 in the ICC T20 International and One-Day International bowlers’ table, and was about to take on INDIA?????
    What nationality are these Three Umpires??? Anil Chaudhary, Chettithody Shamshuddinand, Kumar Dharmasena.

    WICB should be thinking off the Pitch on this one, call for and assessment. just before the #2 Bowler in the world is scheduled to tour INDIA he is called TWICE by the UMPIRES???????????

    Anil Chaudhary (born 12 March 1965) is a former Indian cricket umpire. He stood in one ODI game in 2013 and one Twenty20 International in 2013

    Chettithody Shamsuddin made his first-class cricket debut in October 2012.[1]
    In August 2013 Shamsuddin was nominated to the International Cricket Council (ICC) International Panel of Umpires and Referees as a third umpire.

    Kumar Dharmasena started his cricketing career as a teenager at Nalanda College Colombo. His first foray into international cricket was in 1994 against South Africa.
    His obscure action made him perfect for bowling in one-day matches, yet Dharmasena also proved a useful batsman, especially after he was investigated in 1998 by the ICC for overstretching his bowling action to illegal proportions. Having been cleared in July 2000, he played for the one-day team on several occasions since, but rarely played Test cricket.

    All Three Umpires associated wth this calling of Sunil narine are from the Same Locale
    YOU BE THE JUDGE. but there is something more than Wood Ants in the Woodpile.

  2. dwayne jordan October 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Wicb are a bunch of wimps and gave in to a load of hog wash from these conspiring indian umps against them.


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