Friday 11 January 2008 

Parchment Charged With ICC Code Of Conduct Offence

Debutant Brenton Parchment has been charged under Level Two of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct after an alleged incident that occurred on day two of the third Test between West Indies and South Africa in Durban.

The four umpires laid the charge that in the eighth over of West Indies' second innings, Parchment ran into opposition bowler Dale Steyn while attempting to complete a run.

The match referee Roshan Mahanama has scheduled the hearing to take place at the close of day three.

The offence falls under item 2.4 of the Code, which referes to "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play".

If found guilty, Parachment could face a fine of the equivalent of between 50 per cent and full match fee and/or a one Test or two ODI ban.



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