David Warner and Quinton de Kock charged with breaching ICC Code of Conduct
The Australia batsman has been charged with a level 2 offence.
Updated - Mar 7, 2018 11:39 am
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Australia vice-captain David Warner and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock have been reported for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following their altercation on the fourth day of the Durban Test which was captured on CCTV.
Both players have been charged following a bust-up between each other in the tunnel at Durban, something that caught the attention of one and all present. It was viewed by quite a few as a personal yet heated exchange between the two who are currently at the top of their game, to say the least. In addition to all this, both players have been on top of their game. Quinton de Kock, in particular, has been impressive, especially with some tremendous batting in the second innings of the Test match.
Level of offenses levied on the duo
The umpires officiating in the Durban Test have reported Warner for a level 2 offense and de Kock for a level 1 offense for “conduct that brings the game into disrepute” following the incident in the stairwell near their dressing rooms. The teams have been given until tomorrow to respond to the charges.
The focus was taken away from what was a regulation Australian win. Steve Smith’s men will be hoping to ensure that they carry their form into the second Test match to be played at Port Elizabeth. While the match will be remembered for the bust-up between Warner and de Kock, it would seem as though a few impressive performances have indeed been noticed. The likes of Mitchell Starc and Aiden Markram have been impressive with ball and bat respectively.
Markram, one of the touted skippers of the South African side showed true grit with some tremendous batting en route to his 143 chasing the mammoth Australian target.