ICC reprimands Rabada for Dhawan send-off


Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 14 Feb, 2018, 03:37 PM

Rabada was fined 15 per cent of his match fees and received one demerit point.

Rabada was fined 15 per cent of his match fees and received one demerit point. © BCCI

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada has received one demerit point and a 15 per cent fine on his match fees for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the fifth ODI against India in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday (February 13).

The incident happened in the eighth over of India’s innings. Rabada, after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, “waved at the departing batsman and also made a comment which could have resulted in a reaction from the batsman,” the ICC release said. As a result, Rabada was booked 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”.

Rabada now has five demerit points in total. He received three demerit points during the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka in February 2017 and then one again during the Lord’s Test against England in July 2017. As a result, Rabada was suspended from the Trent Bridge Test on reaching a tally of four demerit points.

If during the rolling 24-month period, Rabada reaches eight or more demerit points, he will be suspended again from either two Tests; one Test and two ODIs/T20Is; or four ODIs/T20Is, whichever comes first in the itinerary.

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