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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 14 November 2018

West Indies coach Stuart Law banned for two ODIs against India

Former Australian batsman admits breaching ICC code of conduct after going to TV umpire's room and making 'inappropriate comments'

West Indies coach Stuart Law will join the Middlesex county team as their coach. Reuters
West Indies coach Stuart Law will join the Middlesex county team as their coach. Reuters

West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended for two matches for making "inappropriate comments" to a TV umpire and fourth official.

Former Australia star Law admitted breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct during Sunday's Test match against India, and will sit out the West Indies' two one-day internationals.

Law, 54, who will take over as Middlesex coach in December, has accepted the sanction. He will, therefore, be sidelined for the October 21 and 24 ODIs in India.

"The Windies' coach Stuart Law has been suspended for his side's upcoming two one-day internationals against India following a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 100 per cent fine and three demerit points," an ICC statement read.

"This means his accumulated demerit points reached four within a 24-month period leading to the two-match ban.

"The incident on Sunday afternoon happened when Stuart Law, following the dismissal of Kieran Powell, went to the TV umpire's room and made inappropriate comments.

"He then walked to the fourth umpire's area and, in the presence of the players, again directed inappropriate comments at the fourth official.

"On Monday, Law admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing."

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