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David Warner Recieves 3 Demerit Points Along With A Huge Fine
By CricShots - Mar 7, 2018 10:15 am
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Australia’s deputy skipper David Warner has been hit with three demerit points and fined 75 percent of his match fee after deciding not to contest the Level Two charges that came from his altercation with South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock.

David Warner has been fined with 75 percent of his match fees

CCTV footage from a staircase leading up to the change rooms showed Warner continuing to engage in a verbal banter with De Kock as South Africa and Australia broke for tea on the fourth day of the first Test in Durban.

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Australians are stating that Warner was provoked by personal comments that De Kock made about his wife, but the opening batsman has accepted the charges of bringing the game into disgrace and is now one demerit point away from a ban.

South Africa, meanwhile, have sought transparency over the nature of the Level One charge thrown at Quinton for his part in the incident. Because Level One relates to breaking the spirit of the game, it encompasses a broad range of charges. The South African team is yet to respond formally to match referee Jeff Crowe on that charge.

David Warner

Warner was technically in danger of being suspended with a level-two offense equating to three or four demerit points in the ICC’s punishment system. A tally of four points in a two-year period results in a ban from one Test or two ODIs, depending on when the offense is committed, but he sidestepped that penalty to only have three points added in next to his name.

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Once the ICC has provided clarity, South Africa will provide their response to the charge. Early suggestions are that they could tackle it, which case a hearing would take place later on Wednesday (March 7).

The second Test of the four-match series, which Australia lead 1-0, begins in Port Elizabeth on Friday.