Gabriel banned for 4 ODIs


    West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four one-day internationals against England.

    According to the BBC, the 30 year old accepted an ICC charge over comments made to England captain Joe Root during the third Test in St Lucia.

    The original comment by Gabriel was not picked up, but Root allegedly replied “Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.”

    With the charge, Gabriel’s total demerit points moved to eight in a two-year period, resulting in a four-match ODI ban.

    West Indies host England in a five-match ODI series starting on February 20th in Barbados.

    Gabriel was due to be rested for the start of the ODI series,but was brought back into the squad following injuries to Rovman Powell and Keemo Paul.