South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge put before Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and the subsequent penalty was accepted without the need for a formal hearing.
Explaining his decision, Broad said: ‘As the over before lunch came to an end, Quinton de Kock walked in front of the stumps to confront Tamim Iqbal. In doing so De Kock deliberately brushed Tamim Iqbal’s shoulder and rib area. This resulted in a heated exchange between the two, initiated by the contact made by De Kock. This type of incident has no place on a cricket field.’
This is the second time that Iqbal has been involved in an on-field altercation with a South African.
Rilee Rossouw was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of ‘inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player’ in the second ODI against Bangladesh.
The incident happened in the second over of the Bangladesh innings. Iqbal was walking off after being dismissed when Rossouw bumped him with his shoulder.