Twitter has lit up with former players and commentators blasting the ICC’s decision to ban West Indies captain Jason Holder for one Test due to a slow over rate, mimicking the ban suffered by Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis.
Jason Holder has been suspended for the St Lucia Test against England after a second over-rate offence in a 12-month period.
— ICC (@ICC) February 4, 2019
The problem is I guess is because the test finished so early Jason Holder didn’t get a chance to drag back the overrate with a few cheap overs from the spinners.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) February 4, 2019
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 4, 2019
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) February 4, 2019
Gotta love the ICC. Faf and now Jason Holder suspended for slow over rates in tests that finished 2 days early. Rules may be rules but it takes a special someone to be that guy…sigh
— Brenden Nel (@BrendenNel) February 4, 2019
Mike Atherton slams decision to suspend Jason Holder
"There were two days remaining in the match unused, which makes an over-rate ban seem ridiculous"https://t.co/yQFQKjRVZw
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) February 4, 2019
Feel the room, ICC. Feel the room: West Indies captain Jason Holder suspended for St Lucia Test https://t.co/4BNQwVtTRa
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) February 3, 2019
.@athersmike says Jason Holder's over-rate ban is a "massive blow" for Windies ✖️
What do he and @nassercricket make of the ICC's decision? 🤔
More on Holder's ban 👉 https://t.co/ZjKQoZH11L
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) February 3, 2019
So the way I understand the Jason Holder suspension is … um … they should have bowled those overs sooner, so … he's being punished for not being beating England inside two days?
— Darrel Bristow-Bovey (@dbbovey) February 4, 2019
WI v ENG 2019: Warne, Vaughan term ICC's decision to suspend Jason Holder as ridiculous https://t.co/8gUDIWSWhO
— American Cricket (@AmericanCricket) February 5, 2019
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