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HEADLINE: 'No hard feeling towards Root' - Windies pacer Gabriel insists homophobic fracas in past 2020-06-19 10:42:13 

West Indies pace bowler Shannon Gabriel insists there is no malice between himself and England captain Joe Root, after a heated exchange between the duo led to a four-match suspension when the teams met in the Caribbean last year.

During the series, Root was picked up on the stump mics responding to an unheard comment from Gabriel. "Don't use it as an insult," he said. "There's nothing wrong with being gay."

Having recently recovered from injury, Gabriel could be in line to face up with Root again when the teams compete in a three-Test series next month.  The bowler has downplayed the incident and has insisted he has long moved past it.

"To be honest that was in the past," Gabriel said. "I don't really think about it too much. Whatever happened or whatever was said, I don't really want to harp on about that, I'm just looking to the future now. I've just come here to play good cricket if selected, and do my best for West Indies cricket,” he added.

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Ewart 2020-06-19 13:14:51 

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after a heated exchange between the duo led to a four-match suspension

Heated exchange??

Where?? When??


Halliwell 2020-06-19 14:19:15 

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Root was a very big crybaby and knew EXACTLY what he was doing
A real small man’s actions there

Tryangle 2020-06-19 15:49:51 

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Heated exchange??

Agreed. Most of the heat was in forum commentary boards. On-field? Hardly a blip.

Jumpstart 2020-06-19 18:03:43 

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Exactly.....its that racist Jeff Crowe who fined and banned him. Jeff Crowe does not like black players. KG Rabada was on the receiving end of an awful judgement during the infamous Australia test series in 2018......totally ignoring David Warner's awful behavior during the entire tour. The CSA reviewed it and the ICC agreed that the sentence was harsh. Later, he banned Jason Holder for slow over rates after we had beaten England in three days for the final test. He's a clown man and so is tge apointed Ref for this tour, Chris Broad