Hero of West Indies’ World T20 title victory, Marlon Samuels was fined 30 per cent of his match fee for using abusive language -wicket win over England in the final.
Samuels was found to possess violated Post 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff, which relates to “using language or a gesture that’s obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.
The event occurred over of West Indies’ run-pursuit when Samuels used offensive and abusive language.
Samuels accepted the sanction proposed by Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there is no requirement for an official hearing and acknowledged the offence.
Level 1 breaches carry a maximum penalty of 50 as well as a minimum penalty of an official reprimand.