West Indies president Dave Cameron has hit out at the”crippling decision” to Prohibit captain Jason Holder from the next Test against England.

Holder has been awarded a one-match suspension for his side’s slow over-rate throughout their second-Test victory.

Cameron claims the principle”should be modified”.

“We shall of course adhere to the ruling, but need to wonder whether such punitive activity at a pivotal stage of the series is great for ,” he explained.

“What a pity if the series is remembered not for the sparkling play of the re-invigorated West Indies players but for a crippling decision made by a rule that ought to be modified.”

West Indies were ruled to have bowled two overs fewer than their target number.

As it had been the next time the West Indies of Holder had committed the offence at the past 12 months, having been found guilty at a Test against Sri Lanka past June that the 27-year-old was extended a one-match ban by the International Council.

Holder has been a central figure in West Indies securing a first series win over England since 2009, and their first on any other than Zimbabwe and Bangladesh since 2012.

He had been known as man of the game after making an 202 and taking two wickets from the win at the first Test, a performance that took him for Test all-rounders on the peak of the ICC positions.

Holder maintained 4-32 until West Indies sealed victory to spare, to help bowl England out.

He also missed the next Test at New Zealand at December 2017 after being prohibited for a slow offence.

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite will stunt West Indies in the third Test that starts in St Lucia on Saturday.


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