Stuart Law Suspended For The First Two ODIs Against India
By CricShots - Oct 16, 2018 3:29 pm
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The coach of the Windies, Stuart Law has been suspended from the Windies’ first two ODIs against India, and will not be able to be with the team in the dressing room. He was fined 100% of his match fee and earned three demerit points for a breach of the ICC’s code of conduct during the second Test against India in Hyderabad.

Stuart Law suspended for breaching ICC code of conduct

Law was already carrying a demerit point from a previous sanction in May 2017, in a Test against Pakistan in Dominica, and with three demerit points added to his tally, it automatically meant a suspension for him.

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During the Hyderabad Test against India on Sunday (October 14), Stuart was found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an International Match or any Player, Player Support Personnel, Match Official or team participating in any International Match, irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate comment is made”

The incident on Sunday took place when Stuart Law went to the third umpire’s room and made inappropriate comments after the dismissal of Kieran Powell. He then walked to the fourth umpire’s area and, in the presence of the players, again directed inappropriate comments at the fourth official.

On Monday (October 15), Law admitted to the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the ICC Match Referees panel and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing. The charges were leveled by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Ian Gould, third umpire Nigel Llong, all from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, and fourth official Nitin Menon.