Jump to navigation. West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was given a warning by on-field umpires over the use of abusive language during Day 3 of the ongoing third Test against England at Gros Islet. During the afternoon session of play on Monday, Shannon Gabriel was spotted having a heated exchange with England captain Joe Root and his batting partner Joe Denly.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. However, it is understood the Trinidadian paceman was spoken to by at least one of the on-field umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, about his language. Root enjoyed a fine day at the crease, scoring a 16th Test century and finishing not out as England built a lead of runs — but after leaving the field was asked to explain the tussle with Gabriel.
England captain Joe Root showed integrity and leadership in his response to a comment from West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, says former batter Ebony Rainford-Brent. Sky Sports published a clip of Root, 28, telling Gabriel: "Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay.
There's nothing wrong with being gay. Thank you Joe Root. This calm and firm response will make a difference in ways we may never see and never know.
West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four one-day internationals against England after being found guilty of "personal abuse" in the St Lucia Test, the International Cricket Council says. Gabriel, 30, accepted an ICC charge after he was warned by on-field umpires during the third Test for comments made towards England captain Joe Root. Gabriel's remark was not audible to television viewers but according to Sky Sports the England captain was heard replying to the bowler: "Don't use it as an insult.
Shannon Gabriel was given an on-field warning about abusive language on the third day here, the nature of which Joe Root refused to disclose after stumps. Root was involved in a running verbal battle with the West Indies fast bowler on his way to an unbeaten No audio has emerged to clarify what prompted Root to say this.
West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four one-day internationals against England. It takes Gabriel's total demerit points to eight in a two-year period, resulting in a four-match ODI ban. Gabriel was due to be rested for the start of the ODI series but was in line to be added to the squad following injuries to Rovman Powell and Keemo Paul.
Gabriel's comments were not picked up by stump microphones but Root was heard telling the bowler: "Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay". Root, who finished the day on not out, refused to divulge what Gabriel said when asked about the incident at the end of day's play, saying it should stay on the field.
Updated February 13, England captain Joe Root has drawn widespread praise for calling out West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel after he allegedly made a homophobic slur. Gabriel made a comment to Root during the third Test in Saint Lucia that was not audible to television viewers.