Dwayne Bravo lands in a fresh controversy
By Sandy - Oct 26, 2018 2:07 am
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Just recently the Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from the international cricket, but soon after that, the 35-year-old has landed in a fresh controversy and that is also a serious matter.

Dwayne Bravo

In a recent domestic List A match (in Super50 Cup) between Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies B at the Queen’s Park Oval (Trinidad, Port of Spain) on 11 October 2018, a bizarre incident happened that has been lightened now.

According to reports, during that game, the Trinidad & Tobago right-arm medium-fast bowler Bravo delivered a ball to West Indies B opener Kimani Melius with a soft-ball instead of a real cricket ball. Interestingly, it was counted as a legal one and two runs had been added on the scorecard that was scored by Melius in that delivery.

Dwayne Bravo

The on-field umpires Jaqueline Williams and VM Smith remained unmoved from the decision despite the batsman Melius raised an objection on that.

According to Mumbai Mirror, a commentator was saying in the YouTube footage of that delivery, “It is not a ball, it is a tennis ball. He bowled a tennis ball, not the original white ball. He did not bowl a cricket ball, that is why he (batsman) saying what is going on. This is the real cricket ball, the first one he used a lawn tennis ball.”

After the next delivery was bowled, the commentator claimed, “This is the real cricket ball, the first one he used a lawn tennis ball.”

The incident has been broken out recently after Cricket West Indies (CWI) told Mirror on this Wednesday (October 24) that they are investigating on this incident.

The Senior Manager of Cricket Operations of CWI, Roland Holder told Mirror through an email, “CWI is currently investigating the matter and no comment can be made at this time.”

While Bravo hasn’t made any comment yet on this, the International Cricket Council (ICC) stated, “Since this is not an international match, the ICC will not be offering any comment.”

Trinidad & Tobago won that game by 70 runs. After posting a total of 318/9 (50 overs), Trinidad & Tobago bundled out their opponent for 248 runs (43.2 overs).