The International Cricket Council (ICC) on February 14 has imposed a fine of 15 percent on Kagiso Rabada’s match fees as the bowler was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fifth One-Day International (ODI) against India.
Besides fine, South Africa right-arm pacer Rabada also received one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during February 13th ODI.
The incident happened in the eighth over of India’s innings when Rabada, after dismissing opener Shikhar Dhawan, waved at the departing batsman and also made a comment which could have resulted in a reaction from the batsman, according to an International Cricket Council (ICC) release.
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.”
— sihle (@SihleTweets) 14 February 2018
After the match, Rabada admitted to 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 need for a formal hearing
Earlier, Team India created history after they won maiden ODI series on South African soil, taking an unbeatable 4-1 lead after outclassing the hosts by 73 runs in the fifth ODI.
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— sihle (@SihleTweets) 13 February 2018
Rohit Sharma for his match-winning 115-run knock received the ‘Man of the Match’ award.
Brief scores: India 274/7 (Rohit Sharma 115, Virat Kohli 36, Shikhar Dhawan 34; Lungisani Ngidi 3/35) beat South Africa 201 (Hashim Amla 71, Heinrich Klaasen 39, Kuldeep Yadav 4/51, Hardik Pandya 2/30) by 73 runs.