The ECB's dealings with Ben Stokes and Alex Hales send a message to future generations, says Nasser Hussain - SkySports

The ECB's dealings with Ben Stokes and Alex Hales send a message to future generations, says Nasser Hussain - SkySports

Nasser Hussain

Cricket expert and columnist

Last updated: 12.07.18 21:50









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Nasser Hussain believes that the ECB made the right decision by disciplining Ben Stokes and Alex Hales for their involvement in an incident in front of a nightclub in Bristol in September 2017

Nasser Hussain believes that the ECB made the right decision by disciplining Ben Stokes and Alex Hales for their involvement in an incident in front of a nightclub in Bristol in September 2017

Nasser Hussain is of the opinion that the ECB has sent a message to future generations, bypassing disciplinary action by Ben Stokes and Alex Hales.

The England players participated in a Cricket Discipline Commission hearing on Wednesday and Friday, accepting the charges that the ECB rules were violated following an incident in front of a Bristol nightclub in September 2017.

Stokes was ordered to ban eight games by a three-member CDC body, of which the 27-year-old has served, and an additional fine of £ 30,000 will be paid to a charity or charity.

Hales received a ban in six games, but missed two of those cases, the remaining four being suspended for 12 months from the date of the hearing. In addition, a fine totaling £ 17,500 was imposed, of which £ 10,000 was suspended.

Former English Captain Hussain believes that despite the limited opportunities, the right measures have been taken, and believes that an important element of the ECB's action was the message it sends to future generations of cricketers.

Ben Stokes (left) and Alex Hales (English) attended the Cricket Discipline Commission hearing this week

Ben Stokes (left) and Alex Hales (English) attended the Cricket Discipline Commission hearing this week

"The ECB could do nothing but prosecute and give them fines and prohibitions," he said Sky Sports News,

"The only thing you could argue was whether they should be stronger and not retrospective, but as soon as lawyers are at a table, the ECB probably had their hands tied."

"I was hoping that they would not only be indulgent and brush it under the carpet, because what you want is the ECB's message – not just to that generation of cricketers in this locker room – you have to set the bar and set the standard ,

Stokes is now eligible for England after it has already issued its ban

Stokes is now eligible for England after it has already issued its ban

"A message had to be sent not only to this generation, but also to the next generation of cricketers."

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