Faf du Plessis suspended for one Test because of moderate over-rate

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been suspended for one Test and fined 20 percent of his match expenses for keeping up a moderate over-rate amid the second Test of their continuous three-coordinate arrangement against Pakistan which they won by nine wickets. The South African players, then again, were fined 10 percent of their match charges.

The suspension implies that du Plessis would miss the third Test against Pakistan, which is slated to be held from January 11 to 15 in Johannesburg.

David Boon of the Elite Panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) Match Referees forced the suspension on du Plessis after South Africa were ruled to be one over short after time stipends were contemplated.

As per Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which identifies with minor over-rate offenses, players are fined 10 percent of their match expenses for each over their side neglects to bowl in the apportioned time, with the skipper fined twofold that sum.

As du Plessis had recently been discovered liable of a minor over-rate offense amid the Centurion Test against India which finished on 17 January 2018, this offense comprised his second minor over-rate offense inside a year time span.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Joel Wilson, and third umpire Sundaram Ravi.

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