Bangladesh v South Africa Tests
De Kock fined for Tamim altercation
Proteas wicketkeeper docked 75 per cent of match fee for physical incident in first Test
23 July 2015, 03:55 PM AEST
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South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong yesterday.
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The 22-year-old was found to have breached the area of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to “Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a Player … in the course of play during an International Match.”
De Kock pleaded guilty to the charge laid by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and the subsequent penalty was accepted without a formal hearing.
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“As the over before lunch came to an end, Quinton de Kock walked in front of the stumps to confront Tamim Iqbal,” said Broad.
“In doing so de Kock deliberately brushed Tamim Iqbal’s shoulder and rib area. This resulted in a heated exchange between the two, initiated by the contact made by de Kock. This type of incident has no place on a cricket field.”
The charge had been laid by the on-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Joel Wilson, as well as third umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Sharfuddoula.
Tamim was recently involved in an incident during the second ODI against the Proteas, with South Africa's Rilee Roussow fined 50 per cent of his match fee for 'inappropriate and deliberate' contact he made after the Bangladesh opener was dismissed.
At lunch on day two, Bangladesh had built on their advantage over South Africa, moving to 5-252 – four ahead of the Proteas’ first-innings total – with Shakib Al Hasan unbeaten on 32 and wicketkeeper Litton Das on 29.
After an excellent year to date in ODI cricket, Bangladesh are looking to make history against the Proteas, having lost all eight Test matches they have played against the African heavyweights.
The second and final Test between the two sides begins on July 30 in Dhaka.
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