Jones runs into further disciplinary issues
Malachi Jones, Bermuda's fiery young fast bowler, has run into further disciplinary issues after being sent to his hotel room by national coach David Moore following an angry show of petulance during the team's eight-wicket defeat to a West Indies High Performance Cricket XI in Canada on Saturday.
Jones was previously removed from Bermuda's squad in May after breaching the protocol that prohibited national players from playing for their domestic club on a scheduled rest day. But Moore dismissed Jones's latest indiscretion as nothing to worry about and said it would be dealt with internally.
Jones's tantrum was sparked in his second over on Saturday when a wayward delivery was flicked towards the fine-leg boundary by Rajindra Chandrika, only for Kevin Tucker's fumble on the rope to allow the ball to go for four.
Jones angrily kicked the pitch, conceded two more fours in the over, and then marched back to his fielding position on the boundary where he stayed for the remainder of the game. It was his attitude during this period, when he did not walk in or back up and generally appeared to be sulking, that angered former West Indies coach Moore.
"I've got nothing to say about that," said Moore. "It's a minor personal issue that Malachi Jones has to deal with and we gave to him time to do so. It's an internal team matter, and we'll deal with it amongst ourselves."