Faf du Plessis won’t be getting paid. At least not for the second Test against Australia.
The Proteas captain has been fined 100 percent of his match fee to the charge of ball tampering in the second Test against Australia in Hobart last week.
He will be allowed to play in the third and final Test in Adelaide on Thursday.
According to the article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct, Du Plessis was guilty of “changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 of the Laws of Cricket, as modified by ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and Twenty20 International Match Playing Conditions clause 42.1.”
The fine is Du Plessis’s second for ball tampering after previously being docked 50 percent of his match fees after being caught on TV working the ball over the pocket zip.
Meanwhile, footage has emerged of India’s captain Virat Kohli appearing to do the same thing.