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12:00 AM, January 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 26, 2020

Stokes sorry for outburst

England star Ben Stokes apologised for his angry exchange with a fan during the fourth and final Test against South Africa but claimed he was the victim of “repeated abuse”.

Stokes has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the opening day of the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers. He was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “use of an audible obscenity during an International Match.”

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Stokes, for whom it was the first offence during a 24-month period.

Stokes described his reaction at the Wanderers as “unprofessional”.

English cricket chiefs, however, claimed staff and players were also subjected to “personal abuse during and after the day’s play”.

Stokes stopped briefly as he left the field after being dismissed for just two and appeared to challenge a spectator, who evidently insulted him.

“Come say that to me outside the ground, you f***** four-eyed cunt,” Stokes said, according to television footage captured as he left the field and started to climb the steps leading to the dressing room.

 

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