West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel charged by ICC over homophobic slur

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Ben Foakes made his England Test debut in Sri Lanka in November 2018

The initial comment was not captured by cameras and Root refused to elaborate on the comments after the game had concluded for the day.

Darren Bravo perished shortly after the resumption to another Root slip catch and the delighted fast bowler returned after some resistance from Shane Dowrich (38) to polish off the innings and complete the five-wicket haul when he yorked last man Shannon Gabriel.

The incident took place in the 44th over when England were sailing smoothly at 138 for 2 with Root and Joe Deny at the crease when both players ran into some kind of "interaction".

"It's Test cricket. He's an emotional guy trying to do everything he can to win a Test match".

Asked if Gabriel's comment had crossed a line, Root added: "I think it should stay on the field".

You have responsibility to go about things in a certain manner on the field and it felt appropriate to act how I did'. "Even in the fight of test cricket @root66 shows his class and morals and just what a sound bloke he is!"

Joe Root's side surrendered the Wisden Trophy after defeats in Barbados and Antigua but averted the humiliation of a whitewash after bowling the hosts out for 252 in pursuit of 485.

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West Indies coach Richard Pybus said there have been no reports of abusive language but will investigate if any are made.

Windies stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite made England bat and they broke the opening stand in the 17th over when Keaton Jennings guided Paul to the slips after taking 42 balls for 8.

"I've had some disgusting dark days with injuries and things like confidence and self-belief", Wood said. "It's always a proper tussle out there".

"The ICC have got to handle things and I am not in a position to comment but throughout the series it has been played in the right manner between the two sides".

"Shannon is a proper old-school fast bowler, I think we need to find out if there is anything behind the rumors and then we'll address it".

England, 123 runs up on the first innings, cruised from 19 without loss at the start of the day to 325-4 at stumps.

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