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Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 4:00 AM

Samuels fined

KOLKATA, India (CMC):

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee following a verbal altercation with England all-rounder Ben Stokes during Sunday's final of the T20 World Cup.

Samuels, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 66-ball 85, was accused of using abusive and offensive language directed at Stokes, a Level One breach.

He was found to be in violation of Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match".

Samuels has admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

Level One breaches normally carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee.

Four WI cricketers in ICC teams

KOLKATA, India (CMC):

Four West Indies cricketers have been included on the ICC teams of the tournament following the T20 World Cup which ended here on Sunday.

Stafanie Taylor has been appointed captain of the women's team, which also includes her teammate all-rounder Deandra Dottin.

The West Indies women captain, who was awarded player of the tournament, has been placed at the helm of a line-up that also comprises four players from New Zealand, two players each from Australia and England, and one player each from Pakistan and South Africa.

Spinner Samuel Badree and all-rounder Andre Russell are the two West Indies players in the male line-up led by India's Virat Kohli, player of the tournament.

An ICC statement says the teams were chosen by a select group of former cricket stars and commentators who were given the task of picking a balanced side for all conditions on the basis of performances in the tournament.