DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), blasted the West Indies cricket team for the behaviour of some of its players following the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in India earlier this month.In an unusual step yesterday, the ICC labelled the players’ behaviour as “inappropriate and disrespectful” and argued that it “brought the event into disrepute”.In a statement following a meeting of its board over the weekend, the ICC said it had even given “serious consideration” to bringing sanctions against the players.INAPPROPRIATE”The board considered the behaviour of some of the West Indies players in the immediate aftermath of the final and unanimously agreed that certain comments and actions were inappropriate, disrespectful, and brought the event into disrepute,” the governing body said.”The board acknowledged an apology by the WICB but was disappointed to note that such behaviour had detracted from the success of what was otherwise a magnificent tournament and final.”West Indies beat England by four wickets in a dramatic final over in Kolkata to win their second Twenty20 World Cup, following their triumph four years ago in Sri Lanka.Many of the Caribbean players celebrated wildly afterwards, with some removing their shirts as they danced in delight.West Indies captain Darren Sammy also stunned many by openly criticising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) during the official post-game interview and highlighting the players’ ongoing pay dispute, which had marred the build-up to the tournament.Man-of-the-Match Marlon Samuels was also fined for his verbal tirade against bowler Ben Stokes during the final over of the game.While not specifying exactly what behaviour the ICC found offensive, the ICC chairman, Shashank Manohar, said the Windies players actions were not “acceptable conduct” for ICC events.”The sport of cricket is proud of its unique spirit and this involves being gracious in victory as well as defeat and respectful at all times to the game, one’s opponents, the sponsors and the fans,” Manohar said.”The Board also noted that very serious consideration had been given to bringing Code of Conduct charges in respect of the behaviour of the West Indies players and emphasised that this was not acceptable conduct at ICC events played out on a world stage in front of millions of people around the globe.”Following Sammy’s interview, WICB president Dave Cameron also tendered an apology for what the board deemed to be his “inappropriate” comments and promised to investigate.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Q My supervisor constantly plays practical jokes on me, especially in front of others. Things are said about me in a playful way, but others don’t know this person is playing around. I enjoy a good joke, but when I am trying to work it becomes hurtful and annoying. The other issue is that my supervisor is one of my closest friends. This makes it hard for me to say anything. What can I do? A Practical jokes at work are often impractical at best. When comments are made in a so-called playful way but are actually hurtful and annoying, it is difficult to see how they qualify as jokes. If these comments came from a garden-variety supervisor, it would be easy to think that perhaps he or she is a bully, or maybe is feeling threatened by you. However, since your supervisor is one of your closest friends, his or her motivation to tease you may be to show the others that there is no favoritism. Although you said that it is difficult for you to say anything to your supervisor because of your close friendship, it is this friendship that should make it easier for you to discuss this with him or her. After all, friendship is premised on openness, trust and mutual respect. With that in mind, you should meet privately with your supervisor and let him or her know exactly how you feel about these jokes. If this person is a good friend, a good supervisor, or hopefully both, the jokes will end. Q My manager keeps asking me if I am happy working here. I tell him that I am, but then a day or two later, he asks the question again. I don’t know what he is getting at or why he is doing this, and I don’t know how to find out. What do you think? Q I am in charge of a department for a large state agency, and my counterpart over a different department retired a year ago. A year ago, my boss offered me the interim position over both departments, and a few months later she announced that she was promoting me over both departments. However, a year has passed, and I have approached my boss several times and reminded her about the promotion. I cannot go to the human resources director since he is a close friend of my boss. Is there anything I can do, or is this just a lesson learned? A There are lessons to be learned by you and your boss. First, it is time for your boss to learn that when she makes a commitment like this, she needs to keep it unless there are extraordinary circumstances that prevent her from doing so. The lesson for you is not to dwell on what you should have done. Rather, the lesson is to learn how to act more assertively. Assertiveness is more than a reminder. You should meet with your boss, present the facts, express your feelings and specify what you want – in this case, your new title and other perks that may accompany this position. Fortunately, it is not too late. Tell your boss that with the impending new year, the timing is perfect for you to formally start in the supervisory position that she offered you. Refresh her memory regarding your accomplishments over the past year, and give her an idea of the new goals that you have established for yourself in this position. You should not end the meeting with her until you find out if the offer is on the table or off the table, and certainly not tabled any further. A On the one hand, this could happily be an innocuous question that he asks of many people, perhaps as a way to start a conversation or learn about their attitudes. He may even be thinking about longer-term opportunities for you in the company and trying to indirectly learn more about your plans. He might have even heard that you are not so happy, and he may view you as a valuable employee whom he wants to retain. Is it possible that you are giving off some cues that indicate you are not happy at the company? This can be as basic as wearing a frown, complaining too often or too loudly, producing substandard work or maintaining a low level of enthusiasm. However, all of this is conjecture. If you really want to know why your manager is asking you this question, there are two people to ask. First, ask yourself why he may be doing this. If you draw a blank and remain highly concerned about his thinking, you can ask him. Hopefully, his response will make you happy. Ken Lloyd, Ph.D., is an Encino-based management consultant, coach and author who specializes in organizational behavior. He is the author of “Jerks at Work: How to Deal With People Problems and Problem People.” Write to him at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!