West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended by the ICC for two ODIs after being found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended by the ICC for two ODIs after being found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended by the ICC for two ODIs after being found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

During the Hyderabad Test, Law, following the dismissal of Kieran Powell on Day 3, 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 Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charges were leveled by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Ian Gould, third umpire Nigel Llong, all from the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, and fourth official Nitin Menon.

Law has been suspended for his side s upcoming two One-Day Internationals against India and has received a 100 per cent fine and three demerit points. This means his accumulated demerit points reached four within a 24-month period leading to the two-match ban.

As Law had received a 25 per cent fine and one demerit point during the final day s play in the Dominica Test against Pakistan in May 2017, with the addition of these three demerit points, he has reached the threshold of four demerit points, which, pursuant to article 7.6 of the Code, have now been converted into two suspension points.

Therefore, Law has been suspended from the 21 and 24 October ODIs against India in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam, respectively.

(ICC Inputs)