Bangladesh vs West Indies: Shannon Gabriel suspended for one Test after copping demerit points
Shannon Gabriel took four wickets on day one of the Chittagong Test. @AFP

An already depleted West Indies will be without fast bowler Shannon Gabriel for the second Test against Bangladesh after the ICC sanctioned him with two demerit points and docked him 30 per cent of his match fees for making “inappropriate physical contact with a player, player support personnel, umpire, match referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an international match”

SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs West Indies, 1st Test, Chittagong

Gabriel was found guilty of the offence on Thursday when he made contact with Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes on day one of the ongoing Chittagong Test.

An ICC release Friday stated: “In the opinion of the on-field umpires, this physical contact was avoidable. Gabriel admitted the offence on Friday morning and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.”

Gabriel now has five demerit points which convert into two suspension points, which as per the ICC means a cricketer must serve a one-Test of two-ODI ban as per a team’s schedule.