Banned Sunile Narine eyeing World T20 return

Sunile Narine

Port of Spain: West Indies’ star spinner Sunile Narine has been under the ICC radar for quite some time now. The 27 year old has already twice been suspended for a suspect action, but the latest comments by the man himself reveals that he plans on making a comeback in time before the start of the World T20 in India.

Narine was banned last November following his action being deemed ‘illegal’, and the off-spinner has not featured in competitive cricket since then.

While giving an interview during the Nagico Super 50 semi-finals, Narine said that he is working on his fitness and is preparing to undergo Test under ICC supervision, in a bid to be back in time for the mega spectacle in India, which starts March 8.

“Hopefully I can do the next test, hopefully before the World Cup so I’ll be able to make myself available for selection. But hopefully, I can get over this once again and hopefully it is the final hurdle so that I can continue playing cricket and frequently as possible and start back the way I stopped.”

Narine also revealed that he has been taking part in a proper rehabilitation program, and is looking to gain some rhythm by playing for Queen’s Park in the domestic cricket tournament which kicks off from January 30.

“It’s something no bowler would like to happen but at the end of the day, officials make rules and you just have to go along with it. I think I would have loved to play to see how things are coming along but saying that, hopefully I’ll get the chance to represent Queens Park in a couple games and see how it goes from there.”



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