Joe Root has steered West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel mentioned one thing he “would possibly be apologetic about” throughout an on-field trade.
England’s captain looked as if it would inform Gabriel “there may be not anything fallacious with being homosexual” whilst batting on day 3 of the 3rd Take a look at in St Lucia, with the feedback it sounds as if picked up on tv by way of the stump microphone.
Gabriel’s a part of the dialog didn’t appear to be audible however the Trinidadian was once spoken to by way of no less than some of the on-field umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, about his language.
Following the shut of play, Root was once requested to provide an explanation for the tussle with Gabriel.
“It is Take a look at cricket. He is an emotional man seeking to do the entirety he can to win a Take a look at fit.
“Every so often other folks say issues at the subject that they could be apologetic about, however they will have to keep at the subject.
“He is a just right man who performs exhausting cricket and is proud to be within the place he’s. The struggle was once a just right contest. He is had a stupendous sequence and he will have to be proud.”
West Indies trainer Richard Pybus was once blind to any attainable controversy at shut of play however advised the BBC: “Not anything has been reported to me but when a remark was once made we’re going to assessment it and if it was once untoward we’re going to be addressing it.”