Bravo Gets IPL Clearance

Embattled West Indies batsman Darren Bravo will be free to take part in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) having received clearance from Cricket West Indies (CWI).

The 28-year-old is currently suspended from international and regional cricket after an argument with CWI boss Dave Cameron last year.

After being selected for the Kolkata Knight Riders two weeks ago it was feared that the player would not be able to take part in the tournament as the body would refuse to sign a Non Objection Certificate (NOC) due to his current suspension. Newly appointed CWI CEO Johnny Graves has, however, been quick to dismiss the suggestion.

“We’re not going to be withholding NOCs,” Graves told Espncricinfo. “There’s no future in that.”

The website also quoted the CEO as saying that the NOC for Bravo was signed “within five minutes of receiving it.”

The player was pulled from the tour of Zimbabwe last year after calling CWI president Dave Cameron an idiot via social media platform Twitter and subsequently refusing to issue an apology.

Bravo had taken offence to Cameron’s assertions that he was deservedly given a C grade retainer contract for a lack of performance. The player has not featured for the West Indies since and also missed out on the recent Regional Super50 tournament.