Saturday 25 January 2014 

Stokes Fined For Faulkner Send-Off

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes has been fined following the fourth One-Day International in Perth
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee following the fourth One-Day International against Australia in Perth.

Stokes, who picked up the man-of-the-match award for scoring 70 and then taking four wickets during England's 57-run win, breached the ICC Code of Conduct when he gave James Faulkner a send-off having dismissed him.

The incident happened in the 42nd over when Stokes had Faulkner caught behind by Jos Buttler and Stokes' use of offensive language meant he breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

The charge was brought by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and John Ward, third umpire Ranmore Martinesz and reserve umpire Simon Fry.

Stokes admitted the offence and accepted the fine handed to him by match referee Andy Pycroft.

"Mr Stokes’ reaction was a clear breach of the Code, as players are expected to respect their opponents at all times, no matter what the match situation is," Pycroft said. 

"This is a cornerstone of how we play the game."

© Cricket World 2014

 
 
Fixtures & Results

12th January: 1st ODI, M.C.G, Melbourne
AUS 270-4 beat ENG 269-7 by 6 wickets
17th January: 2nd ODI, Gabba, Brisbane
AUS 301-9 beat ENG 300-8 by 1 wicket
19th January: 3rd ODI, S.C.G, Sydney
AUS 244-3 beat ENG 243-9 by 7 wickets
24th January: 4th ODI, WACA, Perth
ENG 316-8 beat AUS 259 by 57 runs
26th January: 5th ODI, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
AUS 217-9 beat ENG 212 by 5 runs
29th January: 1st T20I, Bellerive Oval, Hobart
AUS 213-4 beat ENG 200-9 by 13 runs
31st January: 2nd T20I, M.C.G, Melbourne
AUS 131-2 beat ENG 130-9 by 8 wickets
2nd February: 3rd T20I, ANZ Stadium, Sydney
AUS 195-6 beat ENG 111 by 84 runs