Jamaican captain yet to file appeal August 6, 2007

Wavell Hinds banned for allegedly abusing umpires

Wavell Hinds may be out for the rest of the year for alleged verbal abuse of umpires © AFP

Jamaica captain Wavell Hinds has been banned for the rest of the year for alleged verbal abuse of umpires.

Hinds allegedly verbally abused the officials during Kensington Cricket Club's match against Trelawny Parish at Kensington Park, according to Jamaica's Sunday Observer.

The umpires, Errington Malcolm and Desmond Edwards, subsequently filed an official complaint. Hinds was found guilty of an infringement by the disciplinary committee, chaired by Justice Howard Cooke and including attorneys Jeffrey Mordecai and Dr Lloyd Barnett; former permanent secretary in the ministry of labour, Tony Irons; and the informal chaplin of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Rev Selvin Watson.

Hinds, who missed last weekend's game against Manchester Parish, has the right to an appeal, which must be filed "within 14 days," according to Paul Campbell, first vice-president of the JCA. However, the local governing body has yet to receive his appeal.