Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will be represented by Dali Mpofu in his appeal against the code of conduct finding by the International Cricket Council during the recent Sunfoil Test match between the Standard Bank Proteas and Australia in Port Elizabeth.
Rabada will have his appeal against a Level 2 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct heard on Monday 19 March.
Rabada was suspended for the remaining two matches of the ongoing four-Test series after being handed three demerit points and a 50 per cent 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.
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CSA Acting Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe says they have appointed Mpofu because his highly experienced.
“We have appointed Advocate Mpofu to handle Kagiso’s case,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe. “He is a highly experienced advocate who was appointed by the President to serve on the Judicial Service Commission last year.”
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.