After video footage emerged of the fracas between David Warner and Quinton de Kock on their way to the dressing rooms during the first Test in Durban on Day 4, the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged both players on Tuesday (March 6) for breaching the governing body’s code of conduct.
While Warner was charged with a Level 2 offence, that could lead to a one-Test ban, de Kock has been charged with the less severe one of Level 1, the maximum output of which will be a fine. The teams have time until tomorrow to respond to the levied charges.
The video footage eportedly captured as players from both teams returned to their dressing rooms at Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban during the tea break on day four shows Warner heatedly arguing with de Kock.
There are multiple moments where Aussie batsman Usman Khawaja is forced to restrain the notoriously hot-headed opener from marching at de Kock. The video ends with Warner being held back by Khawaja, Steve Smith, Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon as de Kock walks through the Aussie team, presumably on his way to the South African dressing room.
Warner eventually continues on to the Aussie dressing room after giving de Kock a final spray. It also shows multiple Aussie players looking back at Warner with nervous, concerned expressions as the situation threatened to boil over.
Watch the video footage of the incident here-