West Indies head coach suspended

West Indies Coach Stuart Law.
Associated Press / Lynne Sladky

West Indies head coach Stuart Law has been suspended for two matches by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being found guilty on a disciplinary charge of making “inappropriate comments” to cricket officials during the second Test in India recently.

Law also received a 100 percent fine in addition to three demerit points and with an accumulated four demerit points in a 24-month period, he will now miss the first two One Day Internationals (ODIs) of the five match series in India.

The incident occurred on the third day of the final Test in Hyderabad when Law entered the TV umpire’s room following the dismissal of opener Kieran Powell in the second innings and made inappropriate comments.

Law also visited the fourth umpire’s area where he also directed similar comments at the official, within the earshot of players.

The Australian pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the sanction set out by match referee Chris Broad.

West Indies lost the match by 10 wickets inside three days to suffer a clean sweep in the two-match series.

Law made headlines recently when he announced his intention to quit as West Indies head coach at the end of the year, following two years in charge.

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