Sammy hit with fine for inappropriate language

NELSON, New Zealand, CMC – All-rounder Darren Sammy will part with 30 per cent of his match fee after he being fined by the International Cricket Council for using “inappropriate language” during West Indies’ four-wicket loss to Ireland yesterday.

In a statement, the ICC said Sammy was “heard on television screens using inappropriate words after playing a shot in the 34th over”, as he slammed 89 off 67 balls to help West Indies recover from 87 for five and reach 304 for seven at Saxton Oval here.

He was deemed to have breached the ICC’s Code of Conduct relating to players using “language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International match”.

Sammy pleaded guilty to the charge, negating the need for a formal hearing.

Irish seamer John Mooney was also fined 30 per cent of his match fee for swearing repeatedly after Sammy was dropped on the boundary in the 45th over, off his bowling.

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