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ICC reprimands England all-rounder Ben Stokes

ICC reprimands England all-rounder Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes was handed a fine of 15 percent of his match fee as well
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following an incident that occurred one day one of the third Test against India in Mohali.

The 25-year-old was found breach of Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to usage of "language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting".

Stokes was seen in exchange of words with Indian skipper Virat Kohli following his dismissal in the first innings which was reported by the on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney.

The Durham all-rounder was charged with a Level one offence that docked him 14 percent of his match fees and also a demerit point which takes his tally to two now.

Stokes can face suspension of a Test or two One-Day Internationals if his demerit points reaches four in a two-year period.

At stumps on day one of the third Test, England posted 268 for eight with Stokes contributing 29 runs.

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