Kagiso Rabada hearing set for Monday

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CAPE TOWN, March 16 – South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will have his appeal against his two-match ban heard by the ICC on Monday.

Rabada was suspended for the remaining two matches of the ongoing four-Test series after being handed three demerit points and a 50 percent fine by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe, for an inappropriate and deliberate shoulder contact with Australia captain Steve Smith on the opening day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth.

The South African paceman was suspended for the remaining two matches of the ongoing four-Test series against Australia. The third Test starts in Cape Town on March 22.

Michael Heronof New Zealand has been appointed as the judicial commissioner for the hearing, which will be held via video conference. Heron will then have 48 hours to arrive at a decision.

The conduct breach took Rabada’s demerit points to the threshold of eight points leading to the suspension. He was subsequently handed another demerit point for a send-off given to David Warner in Australia’s second innings, taking his total demerit points to nine.

– African News Agency (ANA)