Windies quick Beaton suspended from bowling


West Indies’ 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.

In accordance with the Regulations, Beaton’s international suspension will also be recognised 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.

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.

The 25-year old fast bowler has played just two ODIs for the West Indies getting something of a pounding from the Black Caps during the whitewash the Windies suffered in New Zealand in 2017.

Beaton could still turn out for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League later this year should the WICB and tournament directors approve.