Ronsford Beaton replaced in CPL due to injury

(Caribbean Premier League) Georgetown, Guyana – Just weeks before the inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 Tournament gets underway, the Guyana Amazon Warriors have had to make some changes to their team as young Ronsford Beaton, one of the team’s under-23 players, has been placed on the injured list, and will be unable to participate.

The 20-year old fast-medium bowler from Guyana has picked up a stress fracture that will take some time to repair.  As a result, 21-year old fast bowler Keon Joseph, also from Guyana, has been called up to join the Amazon Warriors.

Ronsford Beaton
Ronsford Beaton

“It is unfortunate that we had to lose Beaton due to injury.  We expected him to play a major role in the team,” said Amazon Warriors Coach Roger Harper.  “However we are delighted that we have been able to replace him with a talented player like Keon Joseph, and we are sure he will do a good job.”

Beaton’s absence will be a disappointment as he raised quite a few eyebrows during the recent regional season, bowling with pace and hostility to snare 16 wickets from six matches in the four-day competition and six wickets from five matches in the Caribbean T20.

Keon Joseph
Keon Joseph

Joseph, however, a former West Indies Under-19 player, carries a fair turn of pace, and could prove an adequate replacement. He made limited appearances during the recent first class season but still managed to capture some attention when he rocked Jamaica with an incisive four-wicket burst at Providence back in April.

“I definitely feel excited that I’ve been called up to play for the Guyana Amazon Warriors,” said Joseph enthusiastically.  “I am definitely coming to play and bringing my best.”

Joseph’s first opportunity to play will be on 31 July when the Amazon Warriors face the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Providence Stadium.

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