JOHANNESBURG- Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Radaba has been fined 15% of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Players Conduct in the fifth ODI against India in Port Elizabeth.
Radaba now has five demerit points on his disciplinary record after he received three against Sri Lanka in a ODI match last year and one in the Lord’s Test against England also last year.
If Radaba reaches the threshold of eight demerits points in a 24 month period he will be suspended again, as he was for the Lord’s Test against England.
Tuesday’s incident happened in the eighth over of India’s innings when Rabada‚ after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan‚ waved the departing batsman and also made a comment, in which the batsman reacted.
In-field umpires Ian Gould and Shaun George‚ third umpire Aleem Dar and fourth umpire Bongani Jele under article 2.1.7 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”.
The fast bowler admitted to the offence and has accepted the sanction by Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
Therefore they will be no need for formal hearing.
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