4 Feb 2019

Cricket: Windies skipper suspended for final test

7:02 am on 4 February 2019

The West Indies captain Jason Holder has been suspended by the ICC for the final Test against England due to his side's slow over-rate.

Holder has led the side well in the past two matches, sealing an unassailable 2-nil lead to secure the Wisden Trophy, but will not be around to finish the job in St Lucia next week.

The Press Association Sport understands the ICC has imposed the suspension after the Windies failed to keep up with the required rate during their 10-wicket win in Antigua.

West Indies captain Jason Holder

West Indies captain Jason Holder Photo: Photosport

The fact they wrapped up victory inside three days does not count in mitigation.

Holder has previously been penalised in the same way, forced to sit out a Test against New Zealand in December 2017 after two over-rate breaches in a 12-month period.