Windies cricketer Shannon Gabriel charged by ICC over ‘homophobic’ remark to Joe Root | UK Information

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West Indies cricketer Shannon Gabriel has been charged by the worldwide cricketing physique over an “inappropriate remark” to England captain Joe Root.

Root was overheard telling the Trinidadian bowler “there’s nothing mistaken with being homosexual” as he reacted to one thing that he stated which was not picked up by microphones within the on-field incident on day three of the third Take a look at in Saint Lucia on Monday.

Gabriel was swiftly spoken to by at the least one of many on-field umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, about his language.

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) introduced on Tuesday night time that it was charging Gabriel with breaching Article 2.13 of the code of conduct.

It states: “Public criticism of, or inappropriate remark in relation to any incident occurring in a global match or any participant…or a workforce taking part in a global match, whether or not or not the match official is concerned…or which can be thought-about detrimental to the sport of cricket on the whole.”

The code notes that when assessing the seriousness of the breach “the context inside which the criticism and/or remark has been made should be taken into consideration”.

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