Samuels fined 30% of match fee for using abusive and offensive language

Samuels fined 30% of match fee for using abusive and offensive language

timthumb.phpNEWS SOURCE GUYANA – Marlon Samuels, the West Indies batsman and Player of the match during the ICC World T20 final against England, has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during his side’s World Tweny20 final against England at Eden Gardens on Sunday (April 3).

Samuels was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.

The incident happened in the final over of West Indies’ run-chase when Samuels used abusive and offensive language directed at Ben Stokes. Samuels admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge were levelled by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, third umpire Marais Erasmus and fourth umpire Bruce Oxenford, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.



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  1. I agree with that writer to long we have been letting the English get away they like to insult us, u go sams let him hit back at those 6s . 6after 6aftet6 after 6 after 6 that was sweet.


  2. Samuels, good cricketer but too arrogant. Sammy is a great leader and well spoken, makes me proud to be St.Lucian.


  3. I have always declared that there is one law for the English and another one for us Blacks from the Caribbean and beyond. What was it that Marlon Samuels said that was so out of order that they had to fine him? Ben Stokes that cocky hot-head from New Zealand who is playing for England have always been winding up Marlon. Why wasn't he charged and fined as well? This volatile character must have been saying things to annoy Marlon"Mr. Kool" Samuels during yesterday's finals. He was doing the same thing during the Test match series in the Caribbean last year. Marlon has every right to defend himself if someone is provoking him and Ginger head Stokes was doing just that.

    The ICC cricket administrators have got it in for the West Indies team for a long time. I remembered back in the day when We ruled the world of Test Cricket they wanted to stop our boys from bowling bouncers. They were also trying to bring in laws to reduce the pace of our fast bowlers like Mike Holding, Joel Garner Andy Roberts. They did everything in the power to curtail the progress and success of the all-conquering West Indies cricket team all to no avail as our Caribbean lads refuse to cave into their unfair demands. We played the game according to the rules of the game at the time. We beat everyone who came before us. We ruled the world of cricket in the late 70's 80's and well into the 90's.

    The ICC should have looked at both sides of the argument before rushing to any judgement. They have not done that and as far as they are concerned Marlon is to be blamed. How can they fine one and not the other? The mercurial Kiwi Stokes have been on Marlon's case from day one. He keeps saying things and doing things to annoy poor Marlon and nothing is being done about it. When Marlon speaks out to defend himself then he is being made an example of by being fined by men who don't think much of our boys from the Caribbean. Ben Stokes should be given a heavy fine for his constant badgering of Marlon Samuels. He should not get away with this type of behaviour. The cricket administrators are afraid of the insolent English. They will not fine any player coming from England for fear of what the gutter press in England and the ECCB will say. The English, as usual, have been bullying the ICC for many years now and there is very little being done about this.

    I was on cloud nine yesterday when we defeated the English in the finals. I shouted at the top of my voice when Braithwaite hit that last six to get us there. I was elated with pure joy like everyone else in the Caribbean. I was about to give up when I realised that we were lagging behind and wickets were falling. It took the bravery of Marlon Samuels and a dogged Carlos Braithwaite to pull things back together. Carlos was simply unstoppable and remarkable. We should honour him with a special accolade and the highest honour that can be bestowed upon him by our governments in the region and the WICB. He is the consummate cricketer and made us all in the Caribbean so proud of being West Indian. I just love it when we beat the English in cricket. These were the people who ruled us for many years and did nothing for us and we need to avenge for all the brutality and rampant colonialism that they put us through. This victory was a fitting tribute to all the struggles we have been through with the impudent and impertinent British.

    There is nothing more satisfying than beating the English in anything that we can muster. Cricket is the only game that we have so far managed to compete with them and to hit them for six. Any victory over the cocky English is well deserved. We must never allow these Caucasians to dictate the pace for us ever again in whatever we do. We are the Caribbean and can do for ourselves and do not want anyone outside of our region telling us what to do. The British will never be dictated to by anyone so why should we allow then to dictate to us. The days of slavery and colonialism have been long gone and we need to put our heads together and to move on as one.

    We are now treble World Cup Champions and we need to be celebrating our great achievement. Caribbean cricket is on the rise once more and I hope it continues to flourish for many years to come. There is no stopping us now. I would like to congratulate the entire team and the coaching staff as well as the WICB.
    Those victories are for everyone in the entire Caribbean from Suriname in the South To the Bahamas in the north. Let's celebrate my people. Let's dedicate this treble to our orishas and ancestors who worked hard to get us where we are today. They went through a lot on the plantations in order for us to be where we are today. If only they were alive today to celebrate with us - We have not forgotten about them. A special tribute to our fore-parents who brought us into the Caribbean world. We salute them.
    Now let us continue to celebrate this wonderful moment and continue to rally round the West Indies. We are the Champions.
    West Indies Under 19 -
    West Indies Female T20
    West Indies Men's team - T20
    They are all champions...We are simply the best.
    We are the best in the World of Cricket right now.
    I love My Caribbean and West Indies team.


  4. This Samuels guy is too arrogant. Still in his post match interview, hear how he spoke about shane Warne. Saying shane was only talking a bunch of nonzense,but he don't talk wif da mike,he talks with his bat. He's to full ov himself


    • samuels is a straight up guy, never sugar coats anything, he speak his mind all the time and he speaks it RAW TOO! he is not arrogant! shane warne is an fool who has to be dealt with!


  5. masyier, ti ya chew zot la.
    we won fair and square and just needed to try a ting. dont worry Samuels. once you dont take shit in this world they continue to come at you. you did what you had to do. and wicb should re compensate you that 30 percent in my view


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