Kagiso Rabada could yet line up at Newlands for the third Test against Australia after challenging his level-two charge for making contact with Australia’s Steve Smith at St George’s Park.
The ICC confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday that the 22-year-old will attend a hearing to dispute the charge, but for now, he remains suspended.
ICC confirms that Kagiso Rabada has appealed against the Level 2 breach following the incident with Steve Smith during the Port Elizabeth Test. ICC will now appoint a Judicial Commissioner at the earliest opportunity and hearing details will be confirmed in due course.
— ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) March 14, 2018
This followed CSA’s confirmation that Rabada will appoint a legal team to help his cause.
‘Kagiso will be appealing his charge. The ICC has 48 hours to appoint a judicial commissioner and thereafter, a hearing will be heard within a seven-day period,’ said a CSA spokeswoman.
‘As mentioned, Kagiso remains suspended unless the appointed judicial commissioner finds enough reason or argument to allow him to play in the third Test. CSA will advise in due course who the legal team will be.’
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