Kagiso Rabada fined for ‘aggressive gestures’ at Shikhar Dhawan

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By: PTI | Dubai |
Published: February 14, 2018 4:21 pm


India beat South Africa 4-1. Kagiso Rabada of South Africa celebrates the the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. (Resource: BCCI)

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada was these days fined 15 per cent of his match charge and handed a demerit position for building “aggressive gestures” at Shikhar Dhawan following the Indian opener’s dismissal in the fifth ODI at Port Elizabeth. Yesterday’s incident took place in the eighth over of India’s innings when Rabada, following dismissing Dhawan, waved at the departing batsman and also designed a comment “which could have resulted in a response from the batsman”. India received the sport by 73 runs to acquire an unassailable 4-1 lead in the 6-match series.

“Rabada also acquired a person demerit position following becoming uncovered responsible of a Degree 1 breach of the ICC Code of Perform for Players and Player Aid Personne,” claimed the ICC in a assertion.

He was billed by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Shaun George, 3rd umpire Aleem Dar and fourth umpire Bongani Jele underneath posting 2.1.7, which relates to “using language, steps or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive response from a batsman on his/her dismissal in the course of an Intercontinental Match”. Rabada admitted the offence and recognized the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Consequently, there was no will need for a official hearing.

The pacer now has 5 demerit factors on his disciplinary report following receiving three towards Sri Lanka in a One particular-Working day Intercontinental on February 8, 2017 and a person in the course of the Lord’s Test towards England on July 7, 2017. Rabada was subsequently suspended from the Trent Bridge Test towards England following his amassed demerit factors arrived at 4 following the Lord’s breach.

“If Rabada reaches the next threshold of 8 or far more demerit factors inside a 24-month time period, he will be suspended again from possibly two Assessments a person Test and two ODIs/T20Is or 4 ODIs/T20Is, whichever comes very first for the player,” the assertion included.

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