Ronsford Beaton cleared to resume bowling as the Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced that the fast bowler has been cleared of initial suspension for illegal bowling.
Beaton’s bowling action was assessed by officials at Loughborough University in England, where it was found to be legal.
Earlier, the Guyanese fast bowler was reported back as his action in March had been found illegal by match officials during the West Indies Championship fourth round match between Guyana Harpy Eagles and Jamaica Scorpions at the Guyana National Stadium.
Per CWI’s latest announcement, Beaton has now been cleared following an assessment of a remodeled bowling action.
The assessment was conducted which found his bowling action to be illegal by officials at Loughborough University, which resulted him to be suspended from bowling.
In line with CWI’s approved process for dealing with illegal bowling actions, Beaton underwent remedial work to remodel his action and video footage was sent to Loughborough University for analysis.
Opinion Report was conduced earlier this month during the Loughborough University’s analysis. The fast bowler has subsequently been cleared to resume bowling.
Beaton is no stranger to such suspension
This is the third time Beaton has faced suspension and subsequently cleared over a suspect action. After only his second ODI appearance against New Zealand in December 2017, he was reported and later suspended after failing an independent assessment of his action.
But he successfully remodeled his action in the subsequent months, and was cleared to bowl again in late August 2018 before being suspended again in November 2019.Beaton has played two ODIs for West Indies, both in December 2017.