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."

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