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Stokes warned over comments

Sky Sports Sky Sports 26/11/2016

© Provided by BSkyB Ben Stokes has been given a warning for making “inappropriate” comments after being dismissed in the third Test against India in Mohali. 

The all-rounder was given an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the opening day's play.

The incident happened when the Durham player reacted to India's celebrations following his dismissal for 29 off the bowling of Ravi Jadeja, which was heard by the on-field umpires.

Stokes admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

He was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match".

Stokes has had one demerit point added to his disciplinary record and if he receives three more in the next 24 months he will be banned.

England ended the day on 268-8 after winning the toss with Adil Rashid and Gareth Batty at the crease.

Jonny Bairstow had top-scored with 89, while Jadeja, Umesh Vadav and Jayant Vadav all took two wickets apiece for the hosts.

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