Narine got a clean chit for his suspect action on Sunday the start of IPL-8 Twenty20 cricket tournament from the bowling review committee of the BCCI.

"He's an integral part of KKR, he will always be an integral part... Even if he bowls a straight ball, he will be an asset for us and will always remain an asset. That's the confidence we have on Sunil (Narine). We never thought that we needed a back-up spinner for him," Gambhir said when asked whether they strengthened their spin line-up in the auction with suspense prevailing over the Trinidad off-spinner.

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Narine was reported for suspect action in last season's CLT20 and went on to miss the recently concluded World Cup.

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Narine went back to the nets to rework on his action and was cleared by the ICC after his bio-mechanical test in Loughborough but BCCI took a retest at the the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai before giving a green signal on Sunday.
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Gambhir said they were always confident to get Narine back, especially after remodelling his action.
Kolkata had bought KC Cariappa during IPL auction this year and Gambhir said: "The strategy to pick little known players like KC Cariappa and Kuldeep Yadav was to groom them alongside senior pros like Narine, Brad Hogg.

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"They were never for back-up. Yes, we want different spinners, and we have based out entire team on that because if you see most of the wickets in India turn and start gripping especially in the later half of the tournament. That's the strategy” Gambhir added.

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