West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite reported for a suspect bowling action

Sudhir Gupta 18:15 08/09/2019
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Kraigg Brathwaite will have to undergo a test for his bowling action.

West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported by the match officials for a suspect bowling action for the second time in his career.

The part time off-spinner’s action was reported after the completion of the second Test between West Indies and India at Kingston where the visitors ultimately prevailed by 257 runs.

Brathwaite bowled two overs of his off-spin in the match in the first innings and even managed to pick up the wicket of Ishant Sharma.

The 26-year-old has been given until September 14 to submit himself to a bowling action test but he will be allowed to continue bowling at the international till the results of the tests are known.

This is the second time that Brathwaite has been pulled up for a suspect action with the first instance coming in 2017 during Windies’ tour of England. On that occasion, the West Indies opener was ultimately cleared to bowl again a month following an independent assessment.

Brathwaite and West Indies’ next international appearance will not become before December this year when the side tour India. They are slated to take on both Afghanistan and India in their extensive tour which will see them also take on the former in a one-off Test.

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