New Zealand vs West Indies: Hosts won the 1st Test by a huge margin but faced a setback as all-rounder Daryl Mitchell has been slapped with a 15% fine for use of foul language.
New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell celebrates a wicket in Hamilton. (AP Photo)
- Dary Mitchell slapped with a fine for use of foul language
- The incident occurred on Day 3, during the 62nd over of play
- New Zealand and West Indies will play the 2nd Test starting on Dec 11
New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC code of conduct due to use of foul language in the 1st Test, in Hamilton, against the West Indies.
Mitchell was found using obscene language during the 62nd over of play, on Saturday, on Day 3. The all-rounder was caught with audible obscenity directed at Jason Holder was while the West Indies Test captain was running between the wickets and in close proximity to the fielder.
The matter was conveyed to the match referee by on-field umpires Chris Gaffaney, Wayne Knights and Third umpire Chris Brown. Match referee, former New Zealand cricketer, Jeff Crowe has imposed the fine on Mitchell in accordance to the ICC Cricket Operations Department. There was no need for a formal hearing of the case as the 29-year-old cricketer has accepted the sanction that was levelled at him.
Hosts New Zealand, on Sunday, won the 1st Test by a gigantic margin of an innings and 134 runs powered by captain Kane Williamson’s 251 in the first innings. Daryl Mitchell, scored 9 runs with the bat in the 1st innings, and did not bowl in the 2nd but dismissed Jason Holder in the 3rd innings, as West Indies were asked to follow on, in his 3 overs.
New Zealand, who won the T20I series 2-0, have taken a 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series and have continued a major unbeaten streak at home. The two teams will meet for the 2nd ODI on December 11, at the Basin Reserve in Wellington before they host Pakistan for a T20I series, starting December 18.
(Inputs from Reuters)