• ICC fine Tahir

    October 13, 2016
    Imran Tahir

    Imran Tahir has been fined 30% of his match fee for his altercation with David Warner during the fifth ODI at Newlands on Wednesday night.

    South Africa have also been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the same match.

    Tahir was found to have violated Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game’.

    In accordance with Article 7.3 of the revised Code, which came into effect on 22 September, in addition to the sanction imposed for his breach of Article 2.1.1, two demerit points have been added to Tahir’s disciplinary record.

    Pursuant to Article 7.6 of the Code, if Tahir reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, his demerit points will be converted into, at least, two suspension points which will equate to a ban from his next match or matches. Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.

    During Australia’s run-chase, Tahir displayed a lack of respect for the umpires when he ignored their requests to stop by continuing to verbally engage with opener David Warner. His behaviour was, therefore, deemed as conduct that was contrary to the spirit of the game.

    All level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official warning, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

    Meanwhile, South Africa has been fined after Faf du Plessis’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

    In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

    As such, Du Plessis has been fined 20% of his match fee, while his players have received 10% fines. If South Africa commits another minor over-rate breach in an ODI within 12 months of this offence with Du Plessis as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by du Plessis and he will face a suspension.

    After the match, both Tahir and Du Plessis pleaded guilty to the offences and accepted the proposed sanctions by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

    Both the charges were laid by on-field umpires Shaun George and Joel Wilson, third umpire Nigel Llong and fourth official Adrian Holdstock.

    Photo: Chris Rocco/Backpage Pix



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    39 comments
    Vanne Mohabir
    Vanne Mohabir

    SA now has a team that can beat the Aussies, but only witn a Pakastani, and in SA. Thre is no match fixing here. Like Zuma is without coruption

    Nashreen Hsf Kassim
    Nashreen Hsf Kassim

    Never mind tahir see it as charity. The ICC is in desperate need of it

    Thabiso Franco Thobagale
    Thabiso Franco Thobagale

    Bunch of Aussie arse lickers these ICC geysers. It was very evident that Warner may have said something distasteful to Tahir, fine or no bloody fine the whitewash will go down in the history books. Welldone to Faf and the okes.

    Gillian Price
    Gillian Price

    Warner should be fined! Provoked and probably said awful things

    Eddie Bruwer
    Eddie Bruwer

    All good and well they fine Tahir but what Wade that kept on chirping in the 2nd match and last night Warner must have said something nasty to provoke Tahir and then even worse for Hastings to come onto the field and also come and chirp is not on. C

    Wesley Samuel
    Wesley Samuel

    Really unfair... I don't see any mention of the Aussies been fined yet they the worst. Also, it seems they favouring the Aussies since they were at #1 and cause of a whitewash by the #Proteas we getting scrutinised worse? Sad... don't matter we still whitewashed Aussie and brought on the #ProteaFire #ThatsOurGame \U0001f525\U0001f1ff\U0001f1e6\U0001f1ff\U0001f1e6\U0001f525

    Sundiep Seeban
    Sundiep Seeban

    Im positive something about going back to pakistan was mentioned by warner. Aussies are known for saying such things

    Themba Bandile Mathenjwa
    Themba Bandile Mathenjwa

    Thats ICC for you.Always bias in their ruling. It was clear that Warner said something that was unacceptable with his water boy Hastings

    Adri Willemse De Gouveia
    Adri Willemse De Gouveia

    Typical australia england and india can always get away with it they the powerhouses it so unfair but 30% fine better then have a whitewash record against u

    Heather Charters Fourie
    Heather Charters Fourie

    Now come give US more details of who said what etc..after all they parted on "good terms"

    Douw Venter
    Douw Venter

    And what happened in the previous ODI when Warner did the same when he was standing at slip? The umpire also had to step in, and what fine did he get? And after that he still didnt stop. But well done to the proteas for humiliating the aussies. And it was convincing in all 5 games.

    Gugu Nqobile Gumbi
    Gugu Nqobile Gumbi

    I saw the whole thing on the ICC page and how the Proteas were all fined 10% and Faf 20% for bowling bowling a slow over. We are still oppressed black child

    Mthunzie Mkhize
    Mthunzie Mkhize

    too much sis ... too much but hey we still gonna beat the opressor in his own game :)

    Ronel Chengan
    Ronel Chengan

    What about Warner and John Hastings they started it but you know what it's all worth it

    Azizipho Bomikazi Nongogo
    Azizipho Bomikazi Nongogo

    Dear Proteas well done on whitewashing those arrogant Aussies and please beat them again on your next tour to Aus whitewash them again on thier own turf ,rub the salt in on an already wide open wound. @Tahir you Sir are amazing pay that fine but make sure you take thier pride on the next tour...#PROUDFAN

    Elias Ngomane
    Elias Ngomane

    Fine or no fine the white wash stand, the fine will only last for few days but the white wash stand in the icc books of record some generation will know that proteas is the only side that ever did that to the Auses

    Delia White
    Delia White

    I find this very unfair...let us know what fine Warner received. ..Under normal circumstances Tahir would not get so upset like he did. .I'm also glad that Amla stepped in...

    Dhirshan Gobind
    Dhirshan Gobind

    Australia sledge every game and get away with it. Tahir is a religous, humble guy. He wouldnt have did it for no reason.

    Ross van Eck
    Ross van Eck

    And what about a fine for Warner and Hastings who kept on making comments? Hastings wasn't even on the field but was delivering comments during drinks break. Rubbish ruling as usual from the ICC. Small price to pay however for serving the arrogant Aussies with a slice humble pie.

    Divan Briesies
    Divan Briesies

    I love the 5-0 all the years they come away but we bullied them....lovvvvit

    Indidane Odwa Magezamahle Nkonzo
    Indidane Odwa Magezamahle Nkonzo

    Last time Warner had bulshit comment on the press confr... "he sad they lost the game and the cheaters won" anyway I dnt hate him as individual I hate Ausis and its a nice feeling to whitewash them

    Alexander Kasfikis
    Alexander Kasfikis

    What about Hastings and warner. Hastings comes on as a 12th man to give drinks and has a word with Tahir

    Zwelinjani Majavu
    Zwelinjani Majavu

    What was Warner & Hastings's fines because they too were equal participants in this altercation ?

    Lubabalo Lue Gift Skhosana
    Lubabalo Lue Gift Skhosana

    I could have sworn Warner said something to Tahir,Immy was angry and you could see that was no match related banter or sledging .He was really angry !

    Graham Sauls
    Graham Sauls

    Nice Tahir..keep salting them..Warner cant read u at all..