West Indies’ Brathwaite again reported for suspect action

West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspect bowling action.
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West Indies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who bowls part-time offspin, has been reported for a suspect bowling action after the second Test match against India at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, according to ESPNcricinfo.

ESPNcricinfo said on Sunday that it was the second time that Brathwaite was reported for a suspect action. The first instance was in August 2017, during West Indies’ tour of England. At that time, Brathwaite was cleared to bowl a month later.

“Brathwaite will be required to submit to further testing by Sept. 14, although he can continue to bowl in international cricket until the results of his tests are known,” ESPNcricinfo said.

It said that, 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, ESPNcricinfo said.

West Indies’ next international assignment is a tour of India in December, where they will play matches against Afghanistan and the home side.

ESPNcricinfo said West Indies are scheduled to play three T20Is, three ODIs and a Test against Afghanistan, before taking on India in ODI and T20I series.

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