1st October, 2019
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has allowed West Indies all-rounder Kraigg Brathwaite's bowling action to be corrected. The ICC, after reviewing Braithwaite's bowling action, got it right and decided to lift the ban on bowling in their international cricket.
The news of relief for West Indies all-rounder Kraigg Brathwaite came on Tuesday when the ICC allowed him to bowl in international cricket. The Windies all-rounder was questioned on bowling action during the Test series played against India (India vs West Indies).
Braithwaite's bowling action was reported during the match that ended on September 2 in Kingston. The ICC had decided to hold off his bowling until it was reviewed. In this match, Braithwaite bowled just 2 overs against the Indian team in the first innings. In these two overs, he gave 8 runs while in the second innings he was not given the opportunity to bowl.
Braithwaite went through a bowling review test after being complained of being a suspect in action. His bowling action was tested in the UK on 14 September. In the test, it was found that his elbow rotated to the prescribed limit of 15 degrees during bowling. According to ICC rules, if the elbow of any bowling is smoked up to 15 degrees, it will be considered justified.
A two-match Test series was played between India and the West Indies. In this series, India won the series and won the series. The Indian team won the first Test match by a big margin by 318 runs while the second match was won by 257 runs.