Off-spinner reported to ICC

West Indies player Kraigg Brathwaite, bats during the first day of the third test cricket match against India in Mumbai, India.
Associated Press / Rajanish Kakade

West Indies part-time off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for having a suspect bowling action, following the Caribbean’s side humiliating 209-run defeat by England at Egdbatson, London recently.

The Barbadian vice-captain and first choice opener, bowled six overs during England’s first innings of 514 for eight declared, but finished wicket-less.

In a statement, the ICC said the match officials report, “cited concerns about the legality of Braithwaite’s bowling action.”

The ICC said: “Brathwaite’s bowling action will now be scrutinized further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20s.”

According to the ICC regulations, Brathwaite will now be required to undergo testing within 14 days but will be allowed to continue bowling until the test results are returned.

Brathwaite has rarely had a heavy workload in his 38 Tests but has a best of 6 for 29 against Sri Lanka in Colombo two years ago.

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