St Lucia: West Indies quick bowler Shannon Gabriel was warned by on-field umpires for utilizing abusive language following an interplay with England captain Joe Root through the third day of the third Check in St Lucia on Monday, in accordance with British media stories.
In response to the Guardian newspaper, Gabriel’s feedback weren’t picked up by stump microphones however Root was heard telling the bowler: “There’s nothing flawed with being homosexual”.
Umpires Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena had a phrase with Gabriel quickly after.
Root, who completed the day on 111 not out, refused to disclose what Gabriel stated when requested in regards to the incident on the finish of day’s play, saying it ought to keep on the sector.
“It’s Check cricket and (Shannon) is an emotional man making an attempt to do all the things he can to win a Check match. Typically individuals say issues on the sector that they may remorse,” the report quoted Root as telling reporters.
“I don’t need something stated within the center to smash what’s been check collection for him and his group.
“He’s man who performs onerous cricket and is proud to be within the place he’s. The battle was contest.”
West Indies’ coach Richard Pybus stated he was not conscious of what transpired however promised to handle the problem if something “untoward” was stated.
On the finish of day three, England had been 325-Four within the second innings, with a commanding lead of 448 runs with Root and Ben Stokes on the crease.
West Indies lead the three-Check collection 2-Zero after victories in Bridgetown and Antigua.