Kagiso Rabada to appeal two-match suspension

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: March 14, 2018 6:17 pm

Kagiso Rabada has been suspended for two Test matches. (Source: Reuters)

Kagiso Rabada has chosen to appeal against ICC’s verdict of handing him four demerit points that ruled him out of two Test matches. As a result, he would have missed the remainder of the series against Australia which is tantalisingly poised at 1-1 after two Tests. He was charged for Level 2 offence of “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player”. The incident occurred in the first innings when Rabada ran past Steve Smith to celebrate his wicket while brushing him on the way. Besides the demerit points, he was also docked 50 percent of his match fee.

Following the appeal, ICC have now 48 hours to appoint a Judicial Commissioner to make a hearing. The hearing will be done within…

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