Daily Mail UK – South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada will play no further part in the Test series against Australia after being banned for two matches.
- South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada will play no further part in the Test series against Australia after being banned for two matches.
- The fast bowler has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of deliberately brushing shoulders with Australia skipper Steve Smith while celebrating his dismissal on the opening day.
- “Kagiso Rabada has been suspended for South Africa’s next two Test matches after being found guilty of a Level 2 ICC Code of Conduct offence of ‘inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player’,” the ICC said in a statement.
- The ICC also confirmed Rabada had accepted a second charge of “using language, actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his or her dismissal” and was fined a further 15 per cent of his match fee.
- Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has also been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after accepting a charge of “using language or (a) gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match”, the ICC said.