Australia’s opening batsman David Warner and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock were both fined for their role in the ugly scene of exchange of bad words between them, a video has been circulating on social media since Friday .
De Kock has been given one demerit point and was fined 25 percent of his match fee, Warner was also given one demerit point and fined 75 percent of his match fee.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said the match referee Jeff Creowe will remind the team of their responsibilities.
South African coach Ottis gibson said he put it upon the empire in the second test to do their jobs,
“Quinny wasn’t aggressive. You saw some footage and the footage showed Quinny walking up the stairs and somebody else being restrained, and then Quinny gets a level one. That doesn’t seem fair,” said Gibson.
“There’s this thing and I have seen it recently now about the line,” said Gibson. “They are saying they didn’t cross the line, but where is the line, who sets the line, where did the line come from?”
Proteas will face Australia for the Second test match, Friday 9 March at The St George’s Park 10:00am.