New Delhi: David Warner, the vice-captain of Australia cricket team, has been fined 75 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 2 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa in Durban, ICC announced on Wednesday. Also Read - Mark Taylor Says T20 World Cup 2020 Unlikely to go Ahead, Urges ICC to Decide This Week
Warner admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, according to an ICC statement. Also Read - Virat Kohli Cannot Stop Laughing Over David Warner's Latest TikTok Video on Akshay Kumar's 'Bala' Song
In addition to this, three demerit points have been added to Warner’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016. Also Read - ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 to be Postponed, Formal Decision Soon: Report
Warner was found to have breached Article 2.2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that brings the game into disrepute,” following an altercation with South Africa player Quinton de Kock on Sunday near the team dressing rooms, which was captured on CCTV.
The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Sundaram Ravi, third umpire Chris Gaffaney and fourth umpire Allahudiean Palekar. (With IANS inputs)