Temperamental leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been banned for one match for showing dissent in a franchise match.
The incident occurred in the Dolphins-Warriors Sunfoil Series match played late in December.
Tahir was taken out of the attack after a third warning for running on the pitch by umpires Allahudien Paleker and Dennis Smith, and he reacted by throwing the ball and cap away, before leaving the field at the end of the over, which was subsequently completed by Thandi Tshabalala.
He will now not be eligible for selection for the Dolphins’ return match against the Warriors due to be played at East London from January 8 to 11.
Tahir pleaded guilty to the charge and did not attend the hearing.
‘The evidence of the Match Report is, therefore, not in issue and the complaint is established,’ said CSA Disciplinary Commissioner, Professor Rian Cloete. ‘I find Mr Tahir guilty of a breach of clause 6.3.1 (a) of the Code of Conduct in that he showed serious dissent at an umpire’s decision.
‘After careful consideration of the facts and the concerns raised, it is held that this disciplinary body has no authority to suspend Mr Tahir from playing in the upcoming T20 international matches against West Indies on the 9th and 11th of January 2015, and I am satisfied that the appropriate penalty in respect of this offence, which is a level 2 offence, is a suspension for one four-day match.’