Nelson, Feb 16: West Indies batsman Darren Sammy and Ireland bowler John Mooney were Monday fined 30 percent of their match fees for violating Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the Intertiol Cricket Council’s (ICC) Code of Conduct for Players during a World Cup game, a statement from the governing body said.
They were deemed to be guilty of using ippropriate language during Ireland’s four-wicket win over the two-time former world champions Monday which relates to “language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an Intertiol match”.
Both offences happened in separate incidents in the first innings when Sammy was heard on television screens using ippropriate words after playing a shot in the 34th over.
Mooney was guilty of swearing several times when a fielder dropped a catch in the 45th over.
Both players admitted the offences and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad. IANS