Imran Tahir fined by ICC for misconduct
South Africa leg spinner Imran Tahir has been copped 30 per cent of his match fees for his inappropriate behaviour in the recently concluded fifth One-Day International against Australia in Cape Town.
Tahir was seen in a heated confrontation with Australian opener David Warner and also exchanged words with on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Shaun George.
A statement released by the International Cricket Council confirmed that Tahir was charged for showing "lack of respect for the umpires"
"Tahir displayed a lack of respect for the umpires when he ignored their requests to stop by continuing to verbally engage with opener David Warner. His behaviour was, therefore, deemed as conduct that was contrary to the spirit of the game," the statement said.
Apart from the fine, the wily spinner was also assigned two demerit points. According to the Article 7.6 of the Code, if Tahir gets two more points in the next two years, he will receive a ban of either one Test match or two limited-overs internationals, whichever comes first.
Apart from Tahir, South African captain Faf du Plessis was also fined 20 per cent of his match fees while the rest of the South African players were slammed with 10 per cent of match fees for maintaining a slow over rate,
As both the players pleaded guilty of the offence, there was no requirement for a formal hearing.
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