South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and handed one demerit point for conduct during fifth ODI against India.
Rabada was reported for an incident that happened in the eighth over of India’s innings on Tuesday. Rabada, after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, waved at the departing batsman and also made a comment.
It looked like Rabada said 'good bye' to the Indian opening batsman.
That send-off! pic.twitter.com/5gyB1j8CJC— Cricket Videos (@cricvideos11) February 13, 2018
According to ICC, Rabada was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during Tuesday’s ODI against India in Port Elizabeth.
The South African fast bowler now has five demerit points on his disciplinary record after receiving three demerit points against Sri Lanka on 8 February 2017 and one demerit point during the Lord’s Test against England on 7 July 2017.
Rabada was subsequently suspended from the Trent Bridge Test against England after his accumulated demerit points reached four following the Lord’s breach.
If Rabada reaches the next threshold of eight or more demerit points within a 24-month period, he will be suspended again from either two Tests; one Test and two ODIs/T20Is; or four ODIs/T20Is, whichever comes first for the player.
As per the rules, demerit Points remain on a player's disciplinary record for a period of 24 months from their imposition following which they will be expunged.
India won by 73-run win against South Africa on Tuesday at Port Elizabeth taking an unassailable 4-1 lead in the six-match ODI series.