West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after his action was ruled illegal.
An independent assessment showed all his deliveries exceeded the 15-degree limit. He was reported earlier this month during the third ODI against Sri Lanka.
The ICC said the suspension would take place with immediate effect but Narine could reapply for a re-assessment after modifying his action.
The 27-year-old Narine is currently rated as the number one bowler in the ICC’s rankings for 50-over One-Day Internationals and Twenty20s.
His action was reported to the ICC earlier this month during the ODI series against Sri Lanka, a series marking his return to international cricket after more than a year when he was first reported during the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 tourname