Imran Tahir, the 37-year-old South African leg spinner, has been fined 30 percent of his match fees furthermore got two fault points for breaking the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) set of accepted rules amid the fifth One-Day International against Australia in Cape Town on Wednesday
“Tahir was found to have violated Article 2.1.1 which relates to ‘conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game’,” an ICC release stated.
“In accordance with Article 7.3 of the revised Code, which came into effect on 22 September, in addition to the sanction imposed for his breach of Article 2.1.1, two demerit points have been added to Tahirs disciplinary record.”
The negative points which appeared from September 22, will stay with a player for a time of 24 months. Notwithstanding it, four more negative points inside the stipulated time of next two years would interpret into no less than two suspension points and a boycott for two matches. The administering body’s rules demonstrates that two suspension points would bring about a restriction from one Test or two ODIs or two Twenty20 Internationals.
In the 38th over of the fifth ODI, David Warner survived a nearby appeal for LBW from Imran Tahir. The leg spinner then had a verbal exchange with Warner furthermore indicated lack of regard to the on-field umpires. His lead was accordingly, considered as in opposition to the ‘spirit of the game’.
In the mean time, Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s incumbent captain was fined 20 percent of his match fees, while his colleagues were levied with a fine of 10 percent for slower over-rate.
“In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount,” the release said.
“As such, du Plessis has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 10 per cent fines. If South Africa commits another minor over-rate breach in an ODI within 12 months of this offence with du Plessis as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by du Plessis and he will face a suspension,” the release concluded.