England vs West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite reported for suspect bowling action but allowed to bowl in 2nd Test

Primarily an opening batsman, occasional off-spinner Brathwaite bowled just six wicketless overs for six runs as England surged to a thumping win inside three days in Birmingham on Saturday.

AFP, August 20, 2017

Birmingham: West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspect bowling action during an innings and 209-run defeat by England in the first Test at Edgbaston.

West Indies' cricketer Kraigg Brathwaite tosses the ball as he prepares to bowl during a practice session at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on October 28, 2016, ahead of their third and last Test match against Pakistan on October 30. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

File image of Kraigg Brathwaite. AFP

Primarily an opening batsman, occasional off-spinner Brathwaite bowled just six wicketless overs for six runs as England surged to a thumping win inside three days in Birmingham on Saturday.

"The match officials' report, which was handed over to the Windies' team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 24-year-old's bowling action," said an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement issued Sunday.

Brathwaite remains free to bowl in international cricket ahead of the results of a test on his action, which must take place within a fortnight, according to ICC regulations.

That means he could bowl when the West Indies bid to level the three-match series in the second Test at Headingley starting Friday.

The 24-year-old has taken 12 wickets in his 38-Test career, with half of those coming in a single haul of six for 29 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in October 2015.

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2017





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3 Australia 3499 106
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