Ben Stokes fined for verbal spat with Sabbir Rahman
Last Updated: 30/10/16 2:11pm
Ben Stokes has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test defeat to Bangladesh in Mirpur.
Stokes ignored the umpires' repeated requests for him to stop his verbal spat with Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman on Sunday morning, which saw the hosts bowled out for 296 before claiming a 108-run win - their first Test victory against England.
England captain Alastair Cook was also advised at the time by the umpires of Stokes' behaviour and the all-rounder, who admitted the offence and accepted the sanction, was found to have violated 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".
In addition to the sanction, one demerit point has been added to Stokes' disciplinary record, with four demerit points in a two-year period warranting a suspension.
All level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official warning, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points.