Sunil Narine Picks Kolkata Knight Riders Ahead of West Indies

Sunil Narine has decided to assist Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL final against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. The West Indian spinner will miss the Test series against New Zealand in June.

updated: May 31, 2014 12:02 IST
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Off-spinner Sunil Narine has opted out of the West Indies side for the Test series against New Zealand starting June 8.

Narine has informed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that he would not be available to join the West Indies Training Camp which starts in Barbados June 1, reports CMC.

The Trinidadian spinner has decided to remain in India to represent Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Kings XI Punjab in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday.

"Narine had been in discussions with the WICB and was required to inform the Board by May 24 whether he will join the squad currently in training in Barbados June 1," said a statement from WICB released on Friday.

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