Coach Stuart Law was suspended from the first two ODIs of the West Indies against India, and will not be allowed to share the costumes with the team. The law was fined 100% of its fees by parties and obtained three points of demerit for breach of the code of conduct of the ICC during the second Test against India in Hyderabad.
The law already had a demerit point from a previous sanction in May 2017, from a test against Pakistan in Dominica. Having reached the threshold of four demerit points, Law obtained two suspension points in accordance with Article 7.6 of the ICC code of conduct, which means that he loses one of the Test or two ODIs or two T20Is.
The incident happened after Kieron Powell. he had turned in the third and last day of the second test. Law went to the third referee's room and made "inappropriate comments." Then "he walked to the fourth referee's area and, in the presence of the players, again directed inappropriate comments to the fourth official," the ICC said in a statement.
Powell fell to a low level in the slips of Ajinkya Rahane. The third referee ruled that Rahane had caught the ball cleanly after seeing numerous reps.
The law was found guilty of violating Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which is related to "public criticism or inappropriate comments in connection with an incident that occurs in an International Match or any Player, Support Personnel of the Player, Match Official or team that participates in any International Match, regardless of when such criticism or inappropriate comments are made. "
The law accepted the offense and the sanction, so a formal hearing by the ICC was not necessary.
The suspension will shorten Law's remaining time with the West Indies. The tour of India is his penultimate task as coach of the West Indies. The Australian, who turns 50 on Thursday, announced that he would resign his post once the West Indies completed their trips to India and then to Bangladesh. He will move to England to take over Middlesex.
This is the second time in the last three months that an international coach has been suspended, with chandika Hathurusingha of Sri Lanka also forced to miss matches due to ICC penalties for a ball.