WI vs IND: ICC slaps heavy fine on West Indies’ leading batsman

The ICC has fined 15 percent of the match fee (WI vs IND) on Nicholas Pooran, the leading wicket-keeper batsman of the West Indies Cricket Team. In the second T20 International against India, Pooran was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.


Puran played a match-winning inning for the West Indies in the second T20 International match. The left-handed batsman scored 67 runs in just 40 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. Pooran certainly performed brilliantly with the bat, but he could not control his anger in the middle ground, which had to bear the brunt.

Nicholas Pooran clashed with the umpire over the DRS decision. After this, the ICC fined him 15 percent of the match fee, considering him guilty.

This incident happened in the fourth over of the Indian innings in WI vs IND match. West Indies took an appeal for LBW and it was reviewed. Puran expressed dissatisfaction with the umpire’s decision. Pooran believed that the umpire provoked the player to take the review when he felt that the batsman was not out.

Advice from match referee Richie Richardson and on-field umpires Leslie Reifer and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Gregory Braithwaite, fourth umpire Patrick Gustard found Pooran guilty of a disciplinary offence. There is no need for a formal hearing.

One demerit point has also been added to Pooran’s account as it was his first offense in a span of two years. Let us tell you that the West Indies team is on a 2-0 lead in the current series. The Caribbean team defeated India by four runs in the first T20 International match. Then in the second T20 International match, batting first, India scored 152 runs losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. In response, West Indies achieved the target by losing eight wickets in 18.5 overs.

The third T20 International match of the series between India and West Indies will be played today. It will be a fight or die situation for India.

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