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rine is available for selection'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, April 25: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday confirmed that West Indies spinner Sunil rine, reported for suspected bowling action, will be up for selection against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Sunday.

rine’s action was reported by the match officials after the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Visakhapatm.

His action was initially cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during the start of the ongoing IPL.

He underwent bowling action corrective tests in Cheni on Saturday.

“Sunil is available for the game tomorrow, he is undergoing tests in Cheni, and the results will be out in about 48 hours, but he is available just that the magement did not want to take risk and he was thus sent,” Gambhir said at the pre-match conference here.

The skipper though said it is “disturbing” and “unsettling” to deal with such an issue again as rine has played a pivotal role in winning them the IPL trophy twice.

“It is unsettling and disturbing, but we do not have a choice, we have to deal with the issue,” he said.

Asked if the team magement would not risk the West Indies spinner, then who would his spinning options be for such a tough game, the skipper said, “If we decide to rest Sunil, someone like a (Brad) Hogg, he can turn it both ways, (Johan) Botha, (KC) Cariappa might get a look in for the game.”

“The attack has always revolved around him, but if we do not play him, we will have to wait and see what can be done.” The skipper further added that the magement was satisfied with rine before the start of the IPL and hence had allowed him to feature in all the five games.

“The magement was satisfied after he got through the last tests successfully, and hence we were playing him, the umpires have only reported certain deliveries, and I hope it comes out well for us,” he said. (IANS)

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