Joe Root has suggested West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel said something he “might regret” during an on-field exchange.
England’s captain appeared to tell Gabriel “there’s nothing wrong with being gay” while batting on day three of the third Test in St Lucia, with the comments apparently picked up on television via the stump microphone.
Gabriel’s part of the conversation did not seem to be audible but the Trinidadian was spoken to by at least one of the on-field umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, about his language.
Following the close of play, Root was asked to explain the tussle with Gabriel.
“It’s Test cricket. He’s an emotional guy trying to do everything he can to win a Test match.
“Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret, but they should stay on the field.
“He’s a good guy who plays hard cricket and is proud to be in the position he is. The battle was a good contest. He’s had a wonderful series and he should be proud.”
West Indies coach Richard Pybus was unaware of any potential controversy at close of play but told the BBC: “Nothing has been reported to me but if a comment was made we’ll review it and if it was untoward we’ll be addressing it.”
British woman Faye Mooney killed by kidnappers in Nigeria | World News
Kidnappers in Nigeria have shot dead a British woman and a Nigerian man, and abducted three others, officials have said.
Police and the British High Commission have named the woman as Faye Mooney and said they were aware of an incident which took place at a holiday resort on Friday but added that they would not speculate on a motive.
Her next of kin have been informed.
The Briton was working in Nigeria as a communications specialist for aid group Mercy Corps and had travelled to the northern city of Kaduna from Lagos as a tourist, police said.
In a statement, Mercy Corps said it was “utterly heartbroken” by the killing.
Police said Ms Mooney, who worked in the west African nation for nearly two years, had been attending a party before the incident.
A Kaduna state police spokesman said: “Some suspected kidnappers armed with dangerous weapons gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru local government area shooting sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons, including an expatriate lady, and took away three others.”
Officers have not yet named the other person killed in the incident.
No individuals or groups have said they are behind the killing and police are yet to identify the kidnappers.
Northern Nigeria has been dealing with a Boko Haram and Islamic State insurgency and clashes between farmers and herders, in which hundreds have died.
In a statement, the British High Commission said: “We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities, and we understand an investigation is under way.”
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukraine presidential election by landslide – exit poll | World News
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won Ukraine’s presidential election with 73% of the vote, according to an exit poll.
The exit poll showed Mr Zelenskiy had beaten Petro Poroshenko by a landslide with the incumbent winning just 25% of the vote.
The poll conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology and the Razumkov Centre public opinion organisation was based on more than 13,000 responses to face-to-face questions at 300 polling stations two hours before the polls closed.
The poll claims a margin of error of three percentage points.
Gorillas appear to pose for selfie with park ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo | World News
A photo has emerged of what a park ranger claims to be a selfie with two gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ranger Mathieu Shamavu says the picture was taken at Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A spokesperson for the park told Sky News the pair both lived in a specially designed unit which cares for gorilla orphans who have been victimised by poachers or animal traffickers.
Mr Shamavu described his captivating composition as just “another day in the office”.
He is part of the park’s Elite Anti-Poaching Units And Combat Trackers group, which is tasked with protecting the animals.
A team of more than 600 rangers undergoes “intensive training, risking their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the park’s exceptional wildlife”, according to the Virunga National Park website.
Around one third of the world’s population of critically endangered mountain gorillas live in the park’s lush volcanic forests.
The rangers have previously posted several photos of them exceptionally close to gorillas.
A Virunga National Park spokesperson said the pair were “friendly” because they were used to human contact in the Senkwekwe Centre for Gorilla Orphans.
Yvonne Ndege, a spokesperson for UNHCR Kenya, re-posted the image on Twitter, writing: “Selfie of the Year no question!”
Thousands of people responded to the image on Facebook, with one user saying: “Wow, that is an awesome office you’ve got there. Stay safe and thank you for the amazing work you do.”
Another user simply said: “Now that’s a selfie!”
With the photograph being shared thousands of times across social media, supporters have urged people to “make a difference” and donate to Virunga’s conservation efforts.
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