In the 101st over of the West Indies innings, Shai Hope edged a boundary off the bowling of Ben Stokes, Stokes uttered offensive word in frustration which was clearly audible in the stump microphone and match officials also caught that.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain suggested Ben Stokes to earn another demerit point in the ongoing series to avoid a ban during the prestigious Ashes series later this year.
Cricket.com.au quoted Nasser Hussain saying, “If I were (England captain Joe) Root I’d be tempted to tell him to get another demerit point during the third Test at Lord’s (against the Windies), so he’d reach the four-point threshold for a ban and miss two of the forthcoming one-day matches, for which he may have been rested anyway, rather than an Ashes game.”
“This winter the Aussies will be going at him with subtle little digs around the bat, knowing that he’s liable to gob off and possibly get banned for a Test,” he said.
26 year old Ben Stokes earned previous two demerit points in October and November of 2016.