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West Indies star fined after dropping a very audible C bomb during Ireland defeat

Darren Sammy and Ireland’s John Mooney have been fined by the ICC.

DARREN SAMMY’S POTTY-MOUTH has landed him in trouble.

The West Indies star was caught out when the TV mics picked up a moment of frustration in Monday’s shock defeat to Ireland.

Sammy was clearly heard shouting “Ah you c**t” after he failed to connect cleanly with a shot while at bat.

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The International Cricket Council confirmed that Sammy has been fined 30% of his match fee for the indiscretion, while Irish bowler John Mooney was hit with a similar punishment for his own inappropriate language during a separate incident.

The ICC said: “West Indies batsman Darren Sammy and Ireland bowler John Mooney have both been fined 30 per cent of their match fees for violating Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International match’ following Ireland’s four-wicket victory in Nelson on Monday.

“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, while in the second instance Mooney swore several times when a fielder dropped a catch in the 45th over.

“Both players admitted the offences and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad, of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

“All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.”

Originally published at 10.32

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