Windies’ Ronsford Beaton has failed an independent assessment and has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.
The fast bowler had been reported with a suspect bowling action during the second ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on 24 December 2017.
In accordance with the Regulations, Beaton’s international suspension will also be recognized and enforced by all National Cricket Federations for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction.
However, with the consent of Cricket West Indies, Beaton may be able to play in domestic cricket events played in the Caribbean under the auspices of the country’s cricket board.
The player can apply for a re-assessment after modifying his bowling action in accordance with clause 4.5 of the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations.
In the meantime Cricket West Indies is acknowledging the report from the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the suspension of the fast bowler, Ronsford Beaton; and that he will not be permitted to bowl in international cricket after failing an independent assessment of his suspect bowling action.
Beaton, according to Cricket West Indies will therefore join the fast bowling camp now on in Antigua as part of his remedial program; following which he will undergo a reassessment process, which if successful, he will be allowed to participate at the international level.
Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams says “we are fully committed to working with Ronsford during this period of remedial work which will hopefully accelerate his successful re-admission to the professional game.”
Beaton’s suspension came on the same day that the ICC confirmed Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez can resume bowling in international cricket following a re-assessment of his bowling action.