Du Plessis fined for showing dissent after dismissal

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis has been fined 15% of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the fourth ODI against India in Chennai.


The incident occurred in the 15th over of South Africa’s chase on Thursday, when the batsman was given out caught behind for 17 off Axar Patel’s bowling. Du Plessis showed his displeasure by raising his right hand and was charged with a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.

The charge was brought by on-field umpires S Ravi and C Shamshuddin, and third umpire AK Chaudhary. Du Plessis admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad.

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and/or a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee.