England cricketer Ben Stokes is at imminent risk of a test ban after receiving an official reprimand for his behaviour in the Headingley clash against the West Indies.
The incident happened in the 101st over of the West Indies innings yesterday, when Stokes reacted in frustration after being edged by Shai Hope for a boundary.
He made an inappropriate comment which was clearly audible through the stump mic and was also heard by the match officials.
The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder admitted breaching level one of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) code of conduct by "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match".
Stokes also received a demerit point for his behaviour, meaning he now has three.
Any player reaching four or more demerit points within a 24-month period incurs a ban from one test, two one-day internationals or two Twenty20 Internationals - whichever occurs first.
Stokes' first demerit point came on October 30 last year, and his second on November 26 last year.
It means he must now avoid any similar trouble until after October 30, 2018 to avoid a ban being imposed.
After the end of yesterday's play on day two, Stokes accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Chris Gaffaney and S. Ravi and third umpire Marais Erasmus, who are all from the Panel, as well as fourth umpire Nick Cook.
Level one breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee and one or two demerit points.