West Indies coach Stuart Law was on Tuesday suspended from the first two ODIs against India for making “inappropriate comments” against a match official, adding to the Caribbean team’s woes after a disastrous Test outing here.
Law was also fined 100 percent of his match, the ICC said in a statement. With the latest transgression, Law accumulated four demerit points within a 24-month period, leading to his suspension from the ODIs on October 21 and 24 against India in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam.
The incident that led to the action took place on the third and what turned out to be the final day of the second Test in Hyderabad. Law, following the dismissal of opener Kieran Powell, went to the TV umpire room and made inappropriate comments, the ICC stated. “He then walked to the fourth umpire’s area and, in the presence of the players, again directed inappropriate comments at the fourth official.”
Law was found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7. This relates to “public criticism” or “inappropriate comment” of player, player support personnel, match official or team participating in any international match.
From Online Sources