South Africa speedster Kagiso Rabada suspended for second Test

Kagiso Rabada celebrating the wicket of Ben Stokes on day one
Kagiso Rabada celebrating the wicket of Ben Stokes on day one
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South Africa speedster Kagiso Rabada has been handed a one match suspension after he was proven guilty of using "inappropriate language" during the first innings of the ongoing Test against England.

Rabada could not hide his emotions after dismissing Ben Stokes for 56 runs as he uttered the word "f**k ***", which breaches article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match."

For his actions the 22-year-old was slammed with a 15 percent of his match fee as fine and also one demerit point. He now has four demerit points within a period of 24 months after his altercation with Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella earlier this year for which he was slammed with three points.

A statement released by International Cricket Council confirmed the news on Rabada.

"Rabada was found guilty of ... using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match”.

As a result, Rabada will now miss the second Test against England at Trent Bridge that kicks-off on 14th July.

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