Brathwaite reported for suspect bowling action again
Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for suspect bowling action yet again. He was reported first back in 2017 against England in a Test.
West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who is a part-time offspinner has been reported for suspect bowling action once again. He was reported on Sunday and he has to undergo testing before September 14.
During the Test against India, the match officials’ report observed concerns about the legality of his action. Brathwaite bowled nine overs during the two-match Test rubber. Out of the nine overs, he picked up one wicket which was the wicket of tail-ender batsman Ishant Sharma.
However, the part-time off-spinner can bowl till the time the results of the tests are known. He was also reported for a suspect bowling action after the Edgbaston Test against England in 2017, but was subsequently cleared a month later.
International Cricket Council (ICC) released a statement on Sunday:
“West Indies player Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the second Test against India in Kingston that ended on Monday. The Match Officials’ Report, which was handed over to the West Indies management, cited concerns about the legality of the 26-year-old’s bowling action during the course of the match.”
“With Brathwaite being reported again, he will be required to submit to further testing by 14 September. He is, however, permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known,” concluded ICC.