• Broad slapped with fine and demerit point

    England seamer Stuart Broad has been fined and collected a demerit point after the fourth and final Test against the Proteas at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

    Broad is the third player to be fined and sanctioned this series, after teammate Jos Buttler and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada.

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    ‘The incident occurred on Monday, when Broad approached Proteas captain Faf du Plessis and used inappropriate language,’ read a statement from the International Cricket Council.

    ‘Broad has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching level one of the ICC code of conduct during the fourth Test against South Africa.

    ‘Broad was found to have breached article 2.3 of the ICC code of conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to use of an audible obscenity during an international match.

    ‘In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Broad, for who it was the second offence in a 24-month period, taking his demerit points to two.

    ‘On-field umpires Rod Tucker and Joel Wilson, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth official Allahdien Palekar levelled the charges.

    ‘Level one breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.’

    England won the four-match series 3-1.

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