West Indies head coach suspended for two matches

West Indies head coach Stuart Law has been suspended for the initial two matches in the series against India.

Windies head coach suspended for two matches

Law, after being fined full match fees (100%) and earning three demerit points for throwing unacceptable comments to the television umpire and the fourth umpire, has been punished.

The first two limited over matches between India and West Indies will he held on October 21st and 24th.

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Law was found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which narrates “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”.

This is, however, not the very first time Stuart Law was sanctioned for quite a similar offence in 2017 during the Test against Pakistan in Dominica when he earned one demerit point and was charged 25% of his match fees.

Now that he received three more demerit points, the accumulation goes to two match suspension.

In the just concluded Hyderabad Test, Law fired bad comments to television umpire along with the fourth umpire entering into their areas, when he saw Kieron Powell walked back to the pavilion with a nine ball duck.

Powell was adjudged caught at first slip by Ajinkya Rahane off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin after television umpire found no conclusive evidence of a bump.

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