The independent Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) today confirmed that Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have each been charged by the ECB with bringing the game into disrepute.
Each player has been charged with two counts of breaching ECB Directive 3.3 and will be required to attend a CDC Disciplinary Panel Hearing in accordance with the CDC Regulations.
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.”
The composition of the CDC Disciplinary Panel will be: Tim O’Gorman (Chair), Chris Tickle and Mike Smith.
The CDC has ruled that the Disciplinary Panel Hearing will be held on Wednesday 5 and Friday 7 December 2018.
The Hearing will be held in private in London. The CDC Disciplinary Panel’s rulings will be published following the Hearing.
Full details of the CDC regulations are available here.