New Zealand batsman apologizes for dissent
Port of Spain, June 14:
batsman Craig McMillan has escaped official sanctions after
apologising to an umpire for showing dissent during a one-day
international against the West Indies yesterday.
International Cricket Council (ICC)
match referee Wasim Raja of Pakistan said he and West Indies umpire
Eddy Nicholls had received a letter of apology from the pugnacious
New Zealander and the matter would go no further.
New Zealand team manager Jeff Crowe
had been warned about the conduct of his players, he added.
McMillan was given out caught behind
from the fast bowling of Cameron Cuffy for just one in yesterday's
match, which New Zealand won by nine runs.
West Indies players appealed loudly
when wicketkeeper Ridley Jacobs caught the ball and McMillan was
given out. Mcmillan stood his ground and stared at the umpire for
several seconds before leaving the field slowly, cursing loudly as
Television replays appeared to show
no contact between bat and ball but did show McMillan's bat brushing
his pad as he played and missed.
The West Indies lead the five-match
series 2-1, with one match left to play, in St Vincent, on Sunday.