Port Elizabeth, March 12: The ICC has charged South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for a Level 1 offence for the send-off he gave David Warner during the third day of the Port Elizabeth Test.
The ICC announced this via their Twitter account on Monday (March 12) even as Rabada destroyed Australian second innings with a six-wicket haul.
If found guilty, another demerit point will be added to his rap sheet. Rabada awaits the verdict after appealing a Level 2 charge he received from brushing shoulders with Steve Smith on day one of the second Test.
Kagiso Rabada has been reported for a level 1 offence for the send-off given to David Warner during the third day of the Port Elizabeth Test. He has yet to respond to the charges. Details to follow in due course via the usual channels.— ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) March 12, 2018
However, a final decision will be taken only after the second Test.
Rabada's history of ICC charges
Feb 2017: Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella. Three demerit points and fined 50 per cent of match fee.
July 2017: Used inappropriate language after dismissing England all-rounder Ben Stokes. One demerit point and fined 15 per cent of match fee. Suspended for one Test.
Feb 2018: Using language which could provoke an aggressive reaction from another player in send-off of India batsman Shikhar Dhawan. One demerit point and fined 15 per cent of match fee.
Mar 2018: Level 2 charge for making physical contact with Steve Smith during a spirited send-off. Expected to have argued it was not "deliberate" at a hearing. Later in same Test, screamed in David Warner's face after dismissing him on day three