Australian opener David Warner has been found guilty for throwing inappropriate comments about South Africa player AB de Villiers during the third and final test started on Saturday in Cape Town. He has been penalized fifteen percent of his match fees.
According to the Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Palyers and Player Support Personnel, that is associated to public critisism, or improper comment in releted to an accident happened in any international match or any player, player support personnel, match official or team participating in any international match, Warner has found blameworthy.
As Warner confessed the outrage and accepetd to pay the penalty offered by Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, he has no need to go through the formal hearing.
Mahanama said: “It was disrespectful for David to publicly denigrate an opponent when commenting on a match-related incident, and imply that a South African player was engaging in sharp practice. I’m sure David will be careful when making public comments in future.”
The acceptable penalty for all the first level 1 offence is either warning or constraining a fine up to fifty percent of the match fee.