Sammy, Mooney fined for inappropriate language


West Indies batsman Darren Sammy and Ireland bowler John Mooney were 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 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.