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India vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada fined for Shikhar Dhawan send-off

Kagiso Rabada admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 14, 2018 16:05 IST ]
Image Source : BCCI IMAGE Kagiso Rabada has been fined for giving a send-off to Shikhar Dhawan during the fifth ODI between India and South Africa.

South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and handed one demerit point for his conduct during fifth ODI against India, which the visitors won by 73 runs in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

Rabada was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a press release.

The incident happened in the eighth over of India's innings when 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.

As such, he 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".

After the match, Rabada admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The South African fast bowler now has five demerit points on his disciplinary record after receiving three demerit points against Sri Lanka in a One-Day International on 8 February 2017 and one demerit point during the Lord's Test against England on 7 July 2017.

Rabada was subsequently suspended from the Trent Bridge Test against England after his accumulated demerit points reached four following the Lord's breach.

If Rabada reaches the next threshold of eight or more demerit points within a 24-month period, he will be suspended again from either two Tests; one Test and two ODIs/T20Is; or four ODIs/T20Is, whichever comes first for the player.

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