Inappropriate and disrespectful: ICC slams West Indies team for outburst after World T20 win

Reuters, Apr, 26 2016

Melbourne: The International Cricket Council has criticised West Indies for using their victory speech at the World Twenty20 tournament to complain about their cricket board after a long drawn-out pay dispute.

During the televised broadcast, West Indies captain Darren Sammy referred to the dispute which saw the team threaten to withdraw from the tournament in India before a last-minute deal was brokered with the board.

West Indian cricketers celebrate after their WT20 victory. Solaris images

West Indian cricketers celebrate after their WT20 victory. Solaris images

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo later criticised the West Indies Cricket Board in an interview with a local broadcaster.

The ICC said in a media release that the players comments had "inappropriate".

"The (ICC) Board considered the behaviour 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," the ICC said.

"The Board acknowledged an apology by the WICB but was disappointed to note that such behaviour had detracted from the success of what was otherwise a magnificent tournament and final."

The ICC added that "serious consideration" had been given to bringing code of conduct charges against the players.

After West Indies' four-wicket win over England in Kolkata, skipper Sammy said in an interview: "People were wondering whether we would play this tournament.

"We had a lot of issues, we felt disrespected by our board ... I'm yet to hear from (them). That is very disappointing."

 

Published Date: Apr 26, 2016 | Updated Date: Apr 26, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115