England captain faces ban

The England captain was fined 20 per cent of his match fee, with the other England players fined 10 per cent of their match fees.

Cook would face a ban if England repeats the offence in one-day international cricket during the next 12 months.

India beat England by 133 runs in the second one-dayer at Cardiff and led the five-match series 1-0.

The first one-day international at Bristol was abandoned without any play because of rain.

The tourists were fined for a slow over-rate during the fifth-Test defeat by England at The Oval.

Meanwhile, Cook has called Graeme Swann a “so-called friend” after the former England spinner called for him to quit as captain for the World Cup.

Swann told Test Match Special that former teammate Cook “shouldn’t be bothering playing one-day cricket”.

But Cook said: “I don’t think it’s that helpful, especially from a so-called friend.”

Cook was speaking after England’s 133-run defeat by India in the second one-day international in Cardiff.

Swann said Cook’s one-day strike rate – currently at 77.98 runs per 100 balls – does not set the tone that will make England competitive in next year’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.


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