Kraigg Brathwaite cleared to bowl in international cricket

Kraigg Brathwaite bowls against Kent Getty Images

The bowling action of West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite has been cleared by the International Cricket Council, following an independent assessment at the Loughborough testing centre in England on August 31.

The ICC confirmed in its release that the elbow extension in all the deliveries of Brathwaite, who bowls part-time offspin, was well inside the 15-degree permissible limit under the governing body's regulations.

Brathwaite was reported for a suspect action at the end of West Indies' first Test against England at Edgbaston last month. Brathwaite has taken 12 wickets in his 40-Test career, but is more important to the West Indies side for his role at the top of the order. Brathwaite has 2598 runs at an average of 36.59, including six centuries and a best of 212.