A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: West Indies coach fined for DRS remarks

Gibson was fined for criticising the DRS system

West Indies coach, Ottis Gibson, was fined 20% of his match fee, after criticising the Decision Review System (DRS) during the second Test match against Australia, which ended as a draw.

Gibson, made the comments about the DRS during the press conference after the third day of play, questioning if it was really useful, and also criticised the way it was implemented by match officials.

He was therefore charged for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct.

Jeff Crowe, who is part of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, said: “In the pre-series meetings it was agreed that players and coaches should not engage in negative media comments. Ottis accepts that he overstepped the mark during the game and has now accepted his sanction.”

Gibson, became frustrated after seeing inconsistencies with the DRS system, due to the Hot-Spot and Snicko technology not being available during the match.

“I can’t say what I really want to say about the DRS because the ICC will sack me or ban me or whatever,” Gibson said.

“If the ICC is going to use DRS I think they should use all the technology and I think if we haven’t got all the technology we shouldn’t use it at all,” he added.

Australia, won the first Test match in Barbados, before constant rain ended the second Test as a draw.

The two nations will face each other once again in the third Test, which starts on 23 April in Dominica.

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