Broad fined, handed demerit point for ‘audible obscenity’ to du Plessis

England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 15% percent of his match fees and has received one demerit point for using “inappropriate language” during the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers.


Broad, 33, He was found to have breached the ICC’s code of conduct for a spat towards opponent captain Faf du Plessis during the afternoon session of the final day of the series.

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On-field umpires Rod Tucker and Joel Wilson, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth official Allahdien Palekar leveled the charges.

The single demerit point has taken his overall tally to two. The accumulation of four over a 24-month period results in a suspension.

Stuart Broad has become the fifth player to be fined and receive a demerit point during England’s series with South Africa. Kagiso Rabada, Jos Buttler, Vernon Philander and Ben Stokes were all hit with punishments for various offences during the series, which England seized 3-1 and grabbed the Basil D’Oliveira Trophy.

Jos Buttler was punished for swearing at Vernon Philander in the second Test in Cape Town. England star all-rounder Ben Stokes was sanctioned after involving in a verbal altercation with a spectator in Johannesburg.

South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada was reprimanded for an overzealous celebration dismissing Joe Root in Port Elizabeth. Vernon Philander who has hung his boots after the completion of the Test series was also punished for swearing at Buttler during his final Test at Wanderers.

The two teams will now face each other in the first of their six match limited over series starting from February 4 at Newlands.


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