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Ronsford Beaton given green light to resume bowling after action cleared


West Indies fast bowler Ronsford Beaton has received clearance to resume bowling after his action was deemed legal following an assessment conducted in England.

Cricket West Indies had suspended Beaton from bowling in March this year when an independent assessor at Loughborough University, an ICC-accredited testing center, declared his action as illegal due to concerns over its legality.

The suspension came after Beaton was reported during a match between Guyana Harpy Eagles and Jamaica Scorpions in the West Indies Championship, during which he claimed five wickets. In an effort to rectify his action, Beaton underwent remedial work to remodel his bowling technique. Video footage of his adjusted action was subsequently sent to Loughborough University for analysis earlier this month.


Remarkably, this marks the third instance in Beaton’s career where he faced suspension due to a suspect bowling action, only to be later cleared. The first incident occurred after his second One Day International (ODI) appearance against New Zealand in December 2017. Following the report and subsequent suspension, Beaton diligently worked on remodeling his action and received clearance to resume bowling in late August 2018. However, his respite was short-lived as he faced suspension once again in November 2019.

To date, Beaton has represented the West Indies in two ODIs, both of which took place in December 2017. With his action now cleared, the talented fast bowler can look forward to returning to the cricket field and contributing to his team’s success in future matches.