Friday 18 July 2014 

Vernon Philander Fined For Ball Tampering

Vernon Philander
Vernon Philander has been fined for ball tampering
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Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after admitting to a charge of 'changing the condition of the ball' - or ball-tampering - during day three of the first Test against South Africa in Galle.

Philander admitted to the breach of Level Two of the ICC Code of Conduct after the umpiring team in Galle - Billy Bowden, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong and Ruchira Palliyaguruge charged him with the offence.

Philander was spotted altering the condition of the ball by scratching it on footage that was not broadcast on live coverage.

As Philander accepted the penalty handed to him by match referee Jeff Crowe which meant that a hearing was not required.

The specific article of the Code of Conduct that he was in breach of was 2.2.9, which relates to "changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 of the Laws of Cricket, as modified by ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and Twenty20 International Match Playing Conditions clause 42.1."

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9th July: 2nd ODI, Pallekele
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South Africa 180 (Amla 101) by 87 runs
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Sri Lanka 257 (Mathews 58) by 82 runs
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