Lawson's bowling action cleared April 16, 2004

Lawson given the all clear

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Jermaine Lawson taking a wicket during the Vice Chancellor's match against England © Getty Images

At last Jermaine Lawson - and West Indies - have some good news. The board's bowling committee has decreed that Lawson's new action is completely legal, and he is now available for selection for the national side.

The committee studied Lawson's action while trawling through video footage of his performance during the Vice Chancellor's XI warm-up match against England in March.

The board was all praise for Lawson, who first came under suspicion this time last year and then underwent remedial action to kink out any problems. They applauded the effort and commitment he put in, as well as singling out Lawson's coaches.