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Dean Elgar Reprimanded For Hitting Stumps

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar has been reprimanded by the ICC
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South African batsman Dean Elgar has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after hitting his stumps in frustration during the closing stages of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare.

Elgar was dismissed, bowled by Tendai Chatara with South Africa needing just two runs to win the match, which they did in the end by nine wickets.

After being bowled, Elgar struck the stumps and pleaded guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.

He was charged under Article 2.1.2 of the code, which relates to abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during an international match.

The charge was brought by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffany, third umpire Jeremiah Matibiri and fourth umpire Owen Chirombe.

Elgar, who had scored 21 as South Africa chased 44 to win, admitted the offence and the sanction, an official reprimand, proposed by match referee Roshan Mahanama.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of a fine of 50 per cent of the player's match fee.

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