Shannon Gabriel gets suspension

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West Indies’ cricket bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four one-day internationals against England over comments he made to England captain Joe Root about gay people even though the on-pitch microphones failed to capture what he said, they caught only the reply from another player Joe Root, who told Gabriel that there is nothing wrong in being gay so he should stop using this word in an offensive context. Gabriel was charged under article 2.13, relating to the personal abuse of a player, player support staff, and umpire during an international match. He accepted the charge and was fined 75 percent of his match fee, as well as picking up three demerit points. Root declined to reveal what Gabriel had said in an interview after the close of play, saying that he had just got too emotional so he (Root) did what he considered to be right in that particular case.

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