Dubai: West Indies speedster Shannon Gabriel has been charged for abusive language used during the third test against England in St Lucia on Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.
Gabriel's comment to Joe Root was not audible to television viewers but according to British broadcaster Sky Sports the England captain was heard replying to the bowler: "Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay."
"Gabriel has been charged with a breach Article 2.13 of the ICC Code of Conduct. The charge, which was laid by match umpires, will now be dealt with by Match Referee Jeff Crowe. Until the proceedings have concluded, the ICC will not comment further," the ICC statement further said.
Article 2.13 addresses personal, insulting, obscene or offensive language directed at other players or match officials.(UNI)