ICC clears Brathwaite's bowling action
Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Wednesday cleared the bowling action of West Indies off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite, who had been reported last month.
An independent assessment of Brathwaite's bowling action was performed at the Loughborough testing centre in England on August 31.
"...the bowling action of Windies off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite has been found to be legal, and the player can continue bowling in international cricket," the ICC said.
The ICC said that the amount of elbow extension in Brathwaite's deliveries was well within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the world body's regulations.
Brathwaite was reported during the first Test against England at Edgbaston last month. The 24-year-old has played 40 Tests, grabbing 12 wickets so far. His 10 ODI appearances have fetched him just a solitary scalp so far.
SL qualify for 2019 World Cup
Dubai: Sri Lanka have become the eighth and last team to earn a direct qualification into the ICC World Cup 2019, following West Indies' defeat against England in the first ODI at Old Trafford. West Indies' seven-wicket defeat means that they cannot move ahead of SL (86 points) by September 30, the cut-off mark for direct entry.