Stokes fined for mis­con­duct

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Eng­land all­rounder Ben Stokes has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breach­ing the ICC Code of Con­duct dur­ing the sec­ond test against Bangladesh yes­ter­day. Stokes was found to have vi­o­lated Ar­ti­cle 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Con­duct for Play­ers and Player Sup­port Per­son­nel, which re­lates to “con­duct that is con­trary to the spirit of the game”. In ad­di­tion to the sanc­tion im­posed for his breach of the ar­ti­cle, one de­merit point has been added to Stokes’ dis­ci­plinary record. The in­ci­dent hap­pened dur­ing the morn­ing ses­sion’s play on Sun­day when Stokes ig­nored the on-field um­pires’ re­peated re­quests and in­struc­tions to stop by con­tin­u­ing to ver­bally en­gage with Bangladesh bats­man Sab­bir Rah­man. The on-field um­pires had also ad­vised Eng­land cap­tain Alas­tair Cook of Stokes’ ac­tions, but the player didn’t com­ply with the in­struc­tions. Stokes ad­mit­ted the of­fence and ac­cepted the sanc­tion pro­posed by Ran­jan Madugalle of the Emi­rates Elite Panel of ICC Match Ref­er­ees mak­ing a for­mal hear­ing un­nec­es­sary. — AP

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