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Cricketer charged by ICC over 'homophobic' comment to Joe Root

West Indies cricketer Shannon Gabriel has been charged by the international cricketing body over an “inappropriate comment” to England captain Joe Root.

Root was overheard telling the Trinidadian bowler “there’s nothing wrong with being gay” as he reacted to something that he said which was not picked up by microphones in the on-field incident on day three of the third Test in Saint Lucia on Monday.

Gabriel was swiftly spoken to by at least one of the on-field umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, about his language.

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