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Shannon Gabriel charged for homophobic remark; Joe Root hailed for his response

14 February, 2019, 01:09 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • England's captain Joe Root raises his bat after leaving the field on 111 not out in the third West Indies test

"There's nothing wrong with being gay", Root appeared to say, before turning his back on the fiery quick.

The Yorkshire lad has been praised by Stonewall, a leading United Kingdom equality charity, for challenging West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel during the third Test in St Lucia.

As a player you feel you have responsibilities to uphold on the field and I stand by what I did.

"The ICC have got to handle things and I am not in a position to comment but throughout the series it has been played in the right manner between the two sides", he offered.

Gabriel was not included in the initial squad for the five ODIs against England but the Windies had made it clear he would be added after a brief rest period and meant to call up the 30-year-old as injury cover for Keemo Paul and Rovman Powell. He was reprimanded and handed a warning by on-field umpires over the use of abusive language.

For the uninitiated, Article 2.13 concerns with "personal abuse of a player, player support personnel, umpire or match referee during an worldwide match".

Gabriel's remark was not audible to television viewers but according to Sky Sports the England captain was heard replying to the bowler: "Don't use it as an insult".

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Root ended day three in St Lucia with 111 not out, with England on 325-4, taking their lead to 448 and are expected to declare on day four.

"Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret, but they should stay on the field", Root said.

"West Indies have played some fantastic cricket, they are a good bunch of guys and it would be a shame if it tarnishes it". He's had a wonderful series and he should be proud. "I don't want anything said in the middle to ruin what's been a good Test series for him and his team", Root added.

Former England wicketkeeper Steven Davies, who came out as gay in 2011, wrote on Twitter: "There is no room in the game for any form of discrimination...."

"For me his 12 words as a role model will be in the end more important than a Test hundred or possible victory".

On Wednesday, West Indies coach Richard Pybus told the BBC he had yet to receive a report of the incident but that action would be taken if anything unsavory had happened.

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