Cricket

Ben Stokes, Alex Hales charged with bringing game into disrepute by ECB, to face disciplinary hearing

  • Agence France-Presse
  • September 18th, 2018
  • 19:19:05 IST

London: Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the England and Wales Cricket Board following a late-night altercation last year.

Ben Stokes has been benched for the third test in India's ongoing tour of England. Reuters

File image of Ben Stokes. Reuters

The independent Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) was tasked with leading an internal disciplinary into last September's incident after Stokes was found not guilty of affray following a trial last month.

The England pair will have to answer to two counts of breaching ECB Directive 3.3, which states: "No participant may conduct themself in a manner or do any act or omission at any time which may be prejudicial to the interests of cricket or which may bring the ECB, the game of cricket or any cricketer or group of cricketers into disrepute."

The CDC has ruled that disciplinary panel hearings will be held in London on 5 December and 7 December.

Updated Date: September 18, 2018 19:19:05 IST

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