West Indies have struggled to get going so far in the three-match T20I series against India. They have already lost the series losing the first two matches and will look to salvage some pride when they play the third encounter on August 6 (Tuesday) at the Province Stadium in Guyana. Meanwhile, hours before the game, they received a setback with their star all-rounder Kieron Pollard sanctioned for breaching ICC Code of Conduct.

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Pollard found guilty of breaching ICC Code

Pollard breached Article 2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. It relates to disobeying an Umpire’s instruction during an international match. The incident took place after the player called a substitute onto the field despite having been repeatedly told by the umpires that a request must be made for a substitute to come onto the field. The umpires also advised to wait until the end of the next over but Kieron Pollard didn’t obey the umpire’s instructions.

Kieron Pollard.

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Meanwhile, the veteran all-rounder denied the offence and thus a formal hearing took place in front of match referee Jeff Crowe. The panel found Kieron Pollard guilty of the offence and thus, they levied a 20 percent fine on the West Indies cricketer. Pollard is the only in-form batsman for his side who has led the side’s batting front. He will look to answer this sanction with a big knock against India in the third T20I at Guyana.

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West Indies have made one change to their squad for the third T20I. They have brought in talented Fabian Allen in place of Khary Pierre to strengthen their batting which has looked wobbly in this series. Carlos Brathwaite will hope to produce an improved effort and pull one back in the series.