West Indies’ Ronsford Beaton Cleared To Bowl By ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Tuesday (August 28), cleared the bowling action of Ronsford Beaton. Consequently, the West Indian pacer can resume bowling in the international arena with immediate effect.
Beaton was reported for a suspect bowling action during an ODI match against New Zealand in December 2017. He failed the independent assessment and his action was deemed illegal in May 2018.
The reassessment, conducted at Loughborough University on August 13, revealed that all his deliveries was within the 15-degree flexion level allowed by the ICC. Match officials will be provided with images and video footage of the Beaton’s remodelled legal bowling action.
Due to the ban, Beaton also had to pull out of this year’s Caribbean Premier League to work on his action.
Beaton made his international debut during the ODI against New Zealand in December last year. So far, he has played two ODIs and has picked up a solitary wicket. Beaton had first caught the eyes with his exploits in the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup. He picked up eight wickets in five matches in the competition.
The right-arm pacer then enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2012-13. He took 16 wickets in six matches in the Regional four-day competition, complemented it with seven wickets in five matches in the subsequent T20 tournament and earned a deal with the CPL franchise Guyana Amazon Warriors. Beaton later moved to Trinbago Knight Riders.
He also impressed for West Indies A during the one-day leg of the tour to Sri Lanka in November 2016 by picking up seven wickets in three games. In February, he was selected to play for WICB XI against the visiting England side in a warm-up fixture. Three months later, he received a maiden West Indies call-up for the T20I series against Afghanistan. However, Ronsford Beaton did not make it to the playing eleven.