South Africa’s Faf Du Plessis Charged With Ball Tampering

South Africa's Faf Du Plessis Charged With Ball Tampering


The ICC on Friday charged South Africa captain Faf du Plessis with round tampering after footage emerged of an occurrence during a second Test opposite Australia this week.

Footage, that came to light on Wednesday, appears to uncover him with a sweet, or mint, in his mouth and rubbing spit into a ball, with a International Cricket Council alleging he pennyless their formula of conduct.

“The purported occurrence happened on Tuesday morning when TV footage seemed to uncover du Plessis requesting spit and excess from a packet or sweet, an synthetic substance, to a round in an try to change a condition,” it said.

Du Plessis, a behaving skipper with AB de Villiers out injured, pleaded not guilty.

A conference will now be hold by Andy Pycroft of a ICC compare referees panel. The formula will be announced in due course, a ICC matter said.

The South African patrol seemed before media in Melbourne on Friday to urge him.

“The reason everybody is here is to mount together, really, and to uncover oneness to something… we suspicion was indeed a joke,” maestro batsman Hashim Amla told reporters.

Under cricket rules, a actor might gleam a round supposing no synthetic piece is used with du Plessis potentially confronting a excellent of adult to 100 percent of his compare fee.

South Africa simply won a Hobart Test by an innings and 80 runs, plunging Australian cricket into crisis.

It was a fifth true better for Australia, that saw authority of selectors Rod Marsh quit and Trevor Hohns temporarily reinstate him.

The third and final Test starts on Nov 24 in Adelaide.

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