Written by Staff Writer
26 Apr, 2016 | 9:29 am
The International Cricket Council has criticised the actions and comments of several West Indies players following their World Twenty20 final win over England in Kolkata earlier this month.
The International Cricket Council has publicly criticized the West Indies team for their conduct after winning the World Twenty20 tournament in India, saying it had considered bringing disciplinary charges against the players.
The Board considered the behavior of some of the West Indies players in the immediate aftermath of the final, and unanimously agreed that certain comments and actions were inappropriate, disrespectful and brought the event into disrepute.
West Indies beat England by four wickets in the April 3 final after Carlos Brathwaite blasted four straight sixes in the final over.
The Board acknowledged an apology by the WICB but was disappointed to note that such behavior had detracted from the success of what was otherwise a magnificent tournament and final.
The Board also noted that very serious consideration had been given to bringing Code of Conduct charges in respect of the behavior of the West Indies players and emphasised that this was not acceptable conduct at ICC Events played out on a world stage in front of millions of people around the globe.
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said: “The sport of cricket is proud of its unique spirit and this involves being gracious in victory as well as defeat and respectful at all times to the game, one’s opponents, the sponsors and the fans.”
Marlon Samuels, West Indies’ player of the final, was also singled out for tacit criticism by Shashank Manohar, the ICC chairman, after his ungracious remarks in the aftermath of victory, not least his disparaging comments about England’s Ben Stokes.
The ICC reaction comes hot on the heels of Ben Stokes’ recent comments, with the Englishman saying he felt some West Indies players had lacked grace in victory.
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