West Indies are trailing 0-1 in the ongoing 3-match series vs Australia © Getty Images
West Indies are trailing 0-1 in the ongoing 3-match series vs Australia © Getty Images

West Indies commentator Fazeer Mohammed has been banned from interviewing players during the ongoing three-match Test series against Australia Down Under for criticising the visitors in the commentary box. According to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Fazeer Mohammed who is considered to be one of the best commentators from Caribbean crossed line while expressing his insights about the current struggle of his country against the higher-ranked hosts. After facing a huge loss in the opening Test by an innings and 212 runs at Hobart, West Indies trail by 459 runs in the second match with two days to go in it.  FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 2nd Test at Melbourne, Day 3

 

After West Indies ended Day Two of the second Test which is underway at Melbourne at 91 for 6, for the very first time the visitors showed some fight back as they went on to post 271 before getting bowled out. Darren Bravo and debutant Carlos Brathwaite were the warriors for West Indies who shared a 90-run stand for the 7th wicket.

According to smh.com.au, West Indies head coach Phil Simmons was the one to take a call on the banning of Fazeer Mohammed from interviewing the players further in the series. The severe action was taken mainly regarding the questions Fazeer Mohammed raised about the team’s preparation for the Boxing Day Test in an interview with a Barbados radio station last week. Fazeer Mohammed, the only media figure from the Caribbean on this tour, had claimed their training lacked intensity and purpose in contrast to Australia‘s sessions in Melbourne.

This situation is no less than an irony for the reason that Simmons himself was suspended from his duties in September by the West Indies Cricket Baord for public comments he made, questioning selections for the one-day leg of their Sri Lanka tour that preceded this series against Australia. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 2nd Test at Melbourne, Day 3