Alex Hales, Ateeq Javid reprimanded by CDC for old social media posts

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The star English cricketer Alex Hales has been reprimanded by Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) over his old infamous blackface photo he posted in 2009. The photo was published by the English newspaper The Sun last year and the player was investigated by Nottinghamshire. 

Hales apologized after the Sun published the photo last year and questioned the need for “repeated publication of these old matters.” But Chris Tickle, CDC adjudicator, had stated that “the interests of transparency should prevail.”

Now the player is reprimanded for a breach of code but hasn’t been fined considering this as his first offense in this matter.

“They were wholly dissimilar. Further, they occurred some eight years after the breach in this case. It would be different if it were a case of repeat offending, of Mr Hales not having learnt his lesson. At the material time – 2009 – he had a clean record. This was his first offence and it is appropriate to treat it as such,” Chris Tickle said in his report as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

Ateeq Javid, the former Warwickshire and Leicestershire all-rounder has also been reprimanded for his anti-semitic messages exchanged with Azeem Rafiq on Facebook in 2011.

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