West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel warned by umpires for abusive language

• Joe Root declines to reveal what fast bowler said
• ‘I think it should stay on the field,’ says England captain

Shannon Gabriel was given an on-field warning about abusive language on the third day here, the nature of which Joe Root refused to disclose after stumps.

Root was involved in a running verbal battle with the West Indies fast bowler on his way to an unbeaten 111. During the afternoon session footage from the Sky broadcast emerged on social media that appeared to show the England captain telling Gabriel “there is nothing wrong with being gay”.

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