West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite cleared to bowl in international cricket by ICC
West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite has been cleared to bowl in international cricket by the ICC after it found the bowling action of the Caribbean player legal.
All-rounder Brathwaite, who bowls off-spin, had been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during the second Test against India in Kingston, which ended on September 2.
He subsequently underwent a bowling assessment test in Loughborough, United Kingdom on September 14, where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all his deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the International Cricket Council’s Illegal Bowling Regulations.
Brathwaite has played 58 Tests and 10 One-Day Internationals for the West Indies. A specialist opener, the 26-year-old bowls part-time off-spin and had earlier been reported for a suspect bowling action in August 2017 against England in Birmingham but was cleared following an independent assessment.