— Eyes 2019 50 overs World Cup in England
By Royston Alkins
“It’s a happy feeling to be cleared,” said West Indies speedster Ronsford Beaton with a sigh of relief after being cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to resume his International playing career.
Beaton, during an exclusive with Xercise Sports, spoke of the roller-coaster journey he endured during the last few months but thanked God, and his family for ensuring that he remained in a positive frame of mind.
“First of all, I want to give God thanks, and praise and I must say it’s a happy feeling to be cleared,” the young man noted while adding that he is back doing what he loves and is eager to get out back on the playing park.
His turbulence began last December when he was reported during an ODI against New Zealand. He was subsequently injured which delayed his remedial work.
Yesterday, however, the International Cricket Council (ICC) ‘announced that following remedial work and reassessment, his bowling action has been found to be legal, and he can now resume bowling in international cricket,’ a release from the ICC informed.
The Essequibian when quizzed on whether he was confident of coming on top, responded with the affirmative, noting that he reaped the benefits of his hard labour.
“Yes, I was confident going into my testing because the work that I put in with the different coaches over a couple of months was amazing and we all felt that I was ready and in the end, it showed that I was,” he noted.
He went on to further explain that remodelling his action proved to be an added incentive since the old one added to his injury concerns.
His new goal, he explained is now to get stronger and to press for a case to be recalled the West Indies set up in time for the 2019 ICC fifty overs World Cup.
“Well, I’m here (in St. Kitts) with the Trinbago Knight Riders team doing some work with the bowling coach just getting stronger after the new changes.”
The “World Cup”, he added; “has been on my mind since I was at the Under19 World Cup in 2012. So, yea, that’s my plan and to get to that I have to go true the process…. but at the end of the day if it’s God’s will, I’ll be in that team.”