Hales fined for 'inappropriate comments' in 4th test
England's Alex Hales, left, looks dejected with Alastair Cooke as he waits for the umpires decision before being given out for 6 against Pakistan during day one of the Fourth cricket Test Match at The Oval, London. Thursday Aug. 11, 2016. (John Walton/PA via AP)
LONDON (AP) England opener Alex Hales has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the ICC code of conduct during the fourth and final test match against Pakistan.
The ICC said in a statement on Friday that Hales visited the third umpire's room after he was adjudged caught at square leg and out for 6 at the Oval. Hales ''made some inappropriate comments'' while he was leaving the room during the first day's play on Thursday , the ICC said.
Hales admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson of the West Indies.