Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspect bowling action by the match officials at the end of Windies’ innings-and-209-run defeat at the hands of England in the first Test at Edgbaston.
Primarily an opening batsman, Brathwaite bowled just six wicketless overs for six runs with his part-time offspin as England declared on 514 for 8 before surging to the huge win inside three days 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 on Sunday (August 20).
Brathwaite was 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. The second Test at Headingley starts Friday and Brathwaite, if needed, can bowl in that Test.
Brathwaite, the 24-year-old, has taken 12 wickets in his 38-Test career, with half of those coming in a haul of 6 for 29 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in October 2015.