West indies mysterious spinner Sunil Naraine and Pakistani’s magical Saeed ajmal out from the ICC cricket world cup 2015 due to illegal bowling action.
This comes as a big blow for the West Indian team and Pakistan Team. Narine was an integral part of the Windies attack and in the absence of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard.
For Pakistan Ajmal plays vital role in spin department and always considerd as a Wicket taker.
Even after comfortably finding a place in their respective 15-member World Cup squads, both the premium spinners decided to draw back their names from the list.
It is certainly a huge set back for Pakistan and West Indies, as they are going to miss their prime bowler in the World Cup, starting February 14.
If Ajmal has been the best Pakistani spinner for the last few years, then Narine too has proved himself all the formats.
Narine indicated he needed more games and practice to get fully adjusted to his new action.
“Going in to the World Cup is a little too much too soon and, after consulting the WICB, for both West Indies and my sake we have decided to delay my return to international cricket until I am 100 percent confident in all that I do,” Narine said.
“Whilst I am very happy with the progress made to date with my action, and I express my thanks to the coaches working with me in Trinidad and Dr. Daryl Foster in Perth, Australia, I am withdrawing from the World Cup,” Narine explained.
“I would like to thank the WICB for their support and wish the West Indies team the very best for the World Cup campaign,”
This news comes after Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal announced that he will be opting out of the World Cup following his failure to make the necessary changes to his action in time for the marquee event.
The ICC’s crackdown on illegal bowling actions will thus be affecting Pakistan and the West Indies the most. Both the off-spinners have been immensely successful in their respective careers, which are now clouded by uncertainty.