West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who bowls part-time off-spin, has been reported for a suspect bowling action after the second Test against India in Kingston, Jamaica that ended on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.
It is to note that this is the second time Brathwaite has been reported for a suspect action – the first instance occurred in August 2017, during West Indies tour of England, and the bowler was cleared to bowl a month later.
Brathwaite 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, the statement further said.
In the series against India, Brathwaite bowled only nine overs – two in Jamaica – taking the wicket of Ishant Sharma. Overall, Brathwaite has 18 Test wickets, including a six-for, after having bowled in 37 innings.
Talking about the recently concluded tour of India to the Carribean, India outplayed the West Indies in all departments, winning the T20I series 3-0, ODI series 2-0 and Tests 2-0.
West Indies’ next international assignment is a tour of India in December, where they will play matches against Afghanistan and the home side. West Indies are scheduled to play three T20Is, three ODIs and a Test against Afghanistan, before taking on India in ODI and T20I series.
(With inputs from IANS)