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Darren Sammy, John Mooney fined for inappropriate language

Darren Sammy Nelson (New Zealand), Feb 16 - West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy and Ireland all-rounder John Mooney were on Monday fined 30 perce ...

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News 16 Feb 2015, 16:08 IST
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Nelson (New Zealand), Feb 16 - West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy and Ireland all-rounder John Mooney were on Monday fined 30 percent of their match fees for violating Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct for Players during a World Cup game, a statement from the governing body said.

They were deemed to be guilty of using inappropriate language during Ireland's four-wicket win over the two-time former world champions on Monday which relates to "language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match".

Both offences happened in separate incidents in the first innings when Sammy was heard on television screens using inappropriate words after playing a shot in the 34th over.

Mooney was guilty of swearing several times when a fielder dropped a catch in the 45th over.

Both players admitted the offences and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad.

As far as the match is concerned, Ireland put together a really dominant performance as they chased down the target of 305 set by the West Indies in less than 46 overs, courtesy of impressive half-centuries by Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce and Niall O’Brien. Earlier in the day, West Indies were in deep trouble at 87 for 5 after being put in to bat before a rearguard 154-run partnership between Lendl Simmons and Sammy for the 6th ?wicket rescued the men from the Caribbean, eventually helping them post a total of 304 for 7 from their 50 overs.  

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