West Indies vs England: Pacer Shannon Gabriel warned for abusive language during third Test, says report
West Indies quick bowler Shannon Gabriel was warned by on-field umpires for utilizing abusive language following an interplay with England captain Joe Root in the course of the third day of the third Test in St Lucia on Monday, in line with British media stories.

According to the Guardian newspaper, Gabriel’s feedback weren’t picked up by stump microphones however Root was heard telling the bowler: “There’s nothing wrong with being gay”.

File picture of Shannon Gabriel. AFP

Umpires Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena had a phrase with Gabriel quickly after.

Root, who completed the day on 111 not out, refused to expose what Gabriel stated when requested in regards to the incident on the finish of day’s play, saying it ought to keep on the sphere.

“It’s Test cricket and (Shannon) is an emotional guy trying to do everything he can to win a test match. Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret,” the report quoted Root as telling reporters.

“I don’t need something stated within the center to destroy what’s been a great take a look at sequence for him and his workforce.

“He’s a good guy who plays hard cricket and is proud to be in the position he is. The battle was a good contest.”

West Indies’ coach Richard Pybus stated he was not conscious of what transpired however promised to handle the difficulty if something “untoward” was stated.

At the tip of day three, England have been 325-Four within the second innings, with a commanding lead of 448 runs with Root and Ben Stokes on the crease.

West Indies lead the three-Test sequence 2-Zero after victories in Bridgetown and Antigua.


Published Date: February 12, 2019

| Updated Date: February 12, 2019


Updated Date: Feb 12, 2019 12:30:29 IST


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