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Faf du Plessis to undergo hearing on ball tampering allegation on Tuesday

Faf du Plessis to undergo hearing on ball tampering allegation on Tuesday
Faf du Plessis denied the charges laid on him by the ICC
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South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis is set to face International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing on Tuesday in Adelaide following his ball tampering allegations.

The 32-year-old has been charged by the ICC with breach of Law 42.3 which relates to 'changing the condition of the ball'.

The incident happened during 54th over of the Australia's second innings in Hobart, when the cameras spotted du Plessis with a round, white lolly on his tongue, licking his finger before rubbing the ball on more than one occasion.

There were reports emerging that the hearing has been postponed after the Adelaide Test but the ICC said in its statement that the process has been quickened to protect the integrity of the third Test of the series.

If proved guilty of the charges, du Plessis will face a fine of 50 to 100 percent of the match fee and/or up to two suspension points, and three or four demerit points, which might force him to miss the day-night Test in Adelaide.

Many former cricketers have expressed their support to the Proteas captain in the social media platform Twitter while the South African board and its players have completely backed their captain on the issue.

"Ball tampering OMG please. What about this 'Watch the ball' the rest will look after itself!!!" - Matthew Hayden.

"What an absolute joke this ball tampering shambles in Aussie @faf1307" - Kyle Mills.

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