Ben Stokes and Alex Hales set to face Cricket Discipline Commission panel

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will face a Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) panel this week, charged with bringing the game into disrepute by the ECB.

Both players have been charged with two counts of breaching ECB Directive 3.3 following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017.

ECB Directive 3.3 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.”

Stokes was found not guilty of affray following a trial at Bristol Crown Court but he and Hales must now face a CDC disciplinary panel.

The CDC, which is funded by the ECB but operates independently, has the power to issue a range of punishments, varying from a warning to the termination of a contract.

The private hearing will take place over two days – December 5 and 7 – in London.

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