West Indies vice-captain Hayley Matthews has been withdrawn from the ODI squad for the home series against Australia. She faces a charge of breaching the Cricket West Indies code of conduct following an incident that took place on Wednesday, in Antigua, according to the board, which sent out a press statement announcing her withdrawal less than two hours before the scheduled start of the first ODI against Australia on Thursday, in Coolidge.
"The matter has been referred to the CWI Disciplinary Tribunal," the statement said. "CWI will make no further comment at this time."
It is understood that the incident in question took place after a West Indies training session on Wednesday, and Matthews will now fly home to Barbados from Antigua.
West Indies will play three ODIs and as many T20Is against Australia.