More opportunities are now being given to the Windies players as Cricket West Indies (CWI) has enlisted the Windies B to play in the Canadian Summer Festival cricket tournament in Canada.
The Festival begins today and will involve the Windies B, the Canadian national team, Canada A team and Toronto Bears. The Windies B will play a number of T20 matches and also ODI matches while on tour. This will mark part of their preparations for the upcoming CWI Regional Super50 cricket tournament which will be held in Trinidad and Barbados in the month of October.
The Windies B team is expected to do very well in this tournament as the squad includes a number of players who would have played recently in the Global T20 in Canada. The Windies B team reached the finals of the Global T20 but did not win the title. Fresh from an exciting 102 runs from 58 balls, Kimani Melius, the leading run-scorer for the Under 19 Championship now on in St Vincent is part of the squad for this 9-day tournament.
Included on the team are players who have tasted action with the Windies senior team Sunil Ambris, Jamar Hamilton and Jomel Warrican.
Other players from the region getting an opportunity to play in this tournament as well are T&T’s Kamil Pooran and Teshawn Castro, as well as Richard Harris and Ryan Nurse from Barbados.
The Canadian senior team will play in the Regional Super50 series in October and they will be based in Group A in Trinidad.
Windies B team:
Sunil Ambris, Jamar Hamilton, Jomel Warrican, Alick Athanaze, Sheno Berridge, Anthony Bramble (capt), Keacy Carty, John Campbell, Justin Greaves, Durval Green, Shermon Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Jeavor Royal, Kemani Melius.
Speedster Beaton cleared to resume bowling
LONDON– West Indies fast bowler Ronsford Beaton’s career was handed a huge boost yesterday when the International Cricket Council cleared him to resume bowling in international cricket.
The 25-year-old played two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand last December but was reported by match officials for a suspect action following the second ODI in Christ Church.
He was subsequently banned last May after failing an independent assessment.
However, Beaton underwent remedial work on his action and the ICC said it now conformed to the “15-degree level of tolerance” under their regulations.
“Beaton’s remodeled bowling action was assessed at Loughborough University in England on 13 August, where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all his deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations,” the ICC said.
“Match Officials are still at liberty to report Beaton if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the assessment. To assist the Match Officials, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodeled legal bowling action.”
Beaton is currently a member of the Trinbago Knight Riders squad participating in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League but is yet to play a game.