Ben Stokes fined by ICC for misconduct

Ben Stokes reacts after England's defeat to Bangladesh in Dhaka
Ben Stokes reacts after England's defeat to Bangladesh in Dhaka
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been copped 15 percent of his match fees by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for involving in a verbal spat with Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman on day three of the second Test in Dhaka.

The Durham star ignored repeating warnings given by the on-field umpire Sundaram Ravi, who also reported the issue to England skipper Alastair Cook.

According to the statement released by ICC, the 25-year-old was found in violation of 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".

Apart from the sanction, Stokes was also handed one demerit point and four such points in a two-year period will lead to the suspension of the player. Since, Stokes accepted the sanction handed over to him by the match referee Ranjan Madugalle, there was no requirement for a formal hearing.

Earlier, during the One-Day International series, Rahman along with his Bangladesh limited overs skipper Mashrafe Mortaza were handed a fine 20 percent of his match fee for involving in an aggressive send off at Jos Buttler.

With their historic 108-run victory in Dhaka, Bangladesh went on to register their maiden Test victory against England and also levelled the two-match series 1-1.

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