On Wednesday International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended West Indies Shannon Gabriel for four ODIs for his inappropriate comments on England captain Joe Root.
Gabriel’s act broke the ICC Code of Conduct, for which he was also docked 75 percent of his match fees.
In the statement ICC said: “During the third day of the St Lucia Test against England on Monday, Gabriel was found guilty of breaching article 2.13 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to personal abuse of a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire or Match Referee during an international match.”
Gabriel admitted the offence after the end of the match on Tuesday and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe and no formal hearing took place.
On field umpires Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena and third umpire Chris Gaffaney levelled the charges.
Gabriel already had five demerit points against his name for two earlier incidents – three demerit points during the Jamaica Test against Pakistan in April 2017 and two demerit points in the Chittagong Test against Bangladesh last November.
With the addition of these three demerit points, he has reached the threshold of eight demerit points, which, pursuant to article 7.6 of the Code, have been converted into four suspension points.
Gabriel was also been suspended from the Mirpur Test in November 2018 when he reached the threshold of four demerit points.