Update February 16, 2015

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ICC fines Darren Sammy and John Mooney for swearing during World Cup match

Mirajul Moin Joy

Darren Sammy and John Mooney shake hands after Ireland's stunning win over West Indies.

Darren Sammy and John Mooney shake hands after Ireland’s stunning win over West Indies.

Nelson, Nirapad News: West Indies batsman Darren Sammy and Ireland pace bowler John Mooney were each fined 30 percent of their match fee for swearing during their World Cup match in New Zealand on Monday.

Both incidents happened during the first innings of the match in which Ireland beat West Indies by four wickets.

“Sammy was heard on television screens using inappropriate words after playing a shot in the 34th over,” the International Cricket Council said in a statement.

“While in the second instance Mooney swore several times when a fielder dropped a catch in the 45th over.”

There was no need for any formal hearing after players admitted their transgressions and accepted the fine handed out by the match referee Chris Broad, the ICC added.

Sammy, who scored 89, apologised to the viewers for the obscene language during the post-match press conference. Mooney went for 59 runs in his seven overs while taking one wicket.

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