De Villiers receives two-match ban

By Indo Asian News Service | Sunday, January 20, 2013 | 4:20:06 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 100-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the first one-dayer in Paarl Saturday.

Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 100-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the first one-dayer in Paarl Saturday.

David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after the Proteas were ruled to be six overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

De Villiers accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing.

In accordance with Article 2.5.2 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct (the "Code"), which deals with serious over-rate offences, the captain receives two suspension points while the players are fined 10-per-cent of their match fees for each of the first two overs short and 20-per-cent for every additional over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Two suspension points in the Code equate to a suspension from one Test or two ODIs, to be applied to the subsequent International Matches in which the player sanctioned is most likely to participate in.

De Villiers has been suspended for the next two ODIs in Kimberley and Potchefstroom Tuesday and Friday while his players have been fined 100-per-cent of their match fees.

If de Villiers is found guilty of a second serious over-rate offence in an ODI over the next 12 months, he will receive a sanction of between two and eight suspension points as per the provisions of the Code.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Enamul Haque-Moni and Shaun George, third umpire Aleem Dar and fourth official Johan Cloete.

Do you like this article?

Copyright  Indo-Asian News Service

User Rating  Rating(0 Votes)

Views  75

Readers Feedback & Discussion

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Login to comment.

News Gulf-Middle East Articles Index

  

Articles in Gulf-Middle East

Art - Culture Business Diaspora
Education Health Politics
Religion Sports Sci-Tech
Travel

AROUND THE WORLD NOW

Asia America Australia
Africa Europe Gulf-Middle East
Pakistan Nepal Bhutan
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Maldives

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.