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Kagiso Rabada Fined 15 Per Cent Match Fee for Shikhar Dhawan ‘Send-off’

India vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada Fined 15 Per Cent Match Fee for Shikhar Dhawan 'Send-off'

Kagiso Rabada. (AFP)

New Delhi: South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has been fined 15 per cent of his match charge after he was discovered responsible of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel throughout Tuesday’s ODI towards India in Port Elizabeth.The incident occurred within the eighth over of India’s innings when Rabada, after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, waved on the departing batsman and likewise made a remark which may have resulted in a response from the batsman.

”Rabada was charged by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Shaun George, third umpire Aleem Dar and fourth umpire Bongani Jele under article 2.1.7, which relates to using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match,” mentioned ICC in an announcement.

After the match, Rabada admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no want for a proper listening to.

The South African quick bowler now has 5 demerit factors on his disciplinary report after receiving three demerit factors towards Sri Lanka in a One-Day International on eight February 2017 and one demerit level through the Lord’s Test towards England on 7 July 2017.

Rabada was subsequently suspended from the Trent Bridge Test towards England after his accrued demerit factors reached 4 following the Lord’s breach.

If Rabada reaches the following threshold of eight or extra demerit factors inside a 24-month interval, he shall be suspended once more from both two Tests; one Test and two ODIs / T20Is; or 4 ODIs / T20Is, whichever comes first for the participant.

First Published: February 14, 2018, three:41 PM IST

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