The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has found itself having to respond to questions from the media about an email purportedly sent by the board president Azim Bassarath that contained disparaging remarks about West Indies spinner Sunil Narine. The controversial email is believed to have been sent in response to a story published online last November about the spinner being suspended from bowling because of a suspected illegal action.
Bassarath has already denied sending the email which was allegedly sent to 10 cricket officials. It stated; “Let him start to bowl!!! He was not turning much in (the) first place!!!” Officials to which the email was supposedly sent claimed to have minimal knowledge of it. Some claimed to have only heard rumours of the email. TT CB executive member Manohar Ramsaran in trying to absolve himself of any culpability declared that he has always had a cordial relationship with the spinner.