Dubai: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four one-day internationals (ODI) against England by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday.
In a statement released, the ICC revealed that it had found Gabriel guilty of personal abuse in the third Test at St Lucia.
Gabriel’s remarks, which were directed at England captain Joe Root, were in breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. The 30-year-old accepted the charge and was fined 75 per cent of his match fees.
"During the third day of the St Lucia Test against England on Monday, Gabriel was discovered liable of rupturing article 2.13 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which identifies with "individual maltreatment of a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire or Match Referee amid a global match," said the ICC in an announcement.
Gabriel's comment was not discernable on the TV but rather as per a Sky Sports Root was heard answering: "Don't utilize it as an affront. There's nothing amiss with being gay".
On-field umpires Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena then got without hesitation and promptly cautioned Gabriel. Be that as it may, accuses were leveled along of third umpire Chris Gaffaney after the match.
"Gabriel previously had five negative mark focuses against his name for two prior episodes – three fault focuses amid the Jamaica Test against Pakistan in April 2017 and two bad mark focuses in the Chittagong Test against Bangladesh last November," the ICC's announcement included.
"With the option of these three negative mark focuses, he has achieved the edge of eight bad mark focuses, which, compliant with article 7.6 of the Code, have been changed over into four suspension focuses," it further included.
This isn't the first occasion when that Gabriel has been restricted. In November 2018 he was suspended from the Mirpur Test subsequent to achieving four bad mark focuses.