Rabada picked up three demerit points 12 months ago when he was adjudged to have led with the shoulder into Sri Lankan Niroshan Dickwella in a One-Day International, before picking up one demerit point each for swearing at England’s Ben Stokes and Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, the latest offence just last month. Demerit points remain on a players’ record for a period of two years. If Rabada is found guilty of the Level Two offence, it carries a minimum sanction of three points.
? The ICC confirms Kagiso Rabada has been charged for a Level 2 Article 2.2.7 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the opening day’s play in the second Test against Australia in Port Elizabeth and the hearing has been scheduled for after Sunday’s play #SAvAUS pic.twitter.com/897uVdIVCB— ICC (@ICC) March 10, 2018
He would be the third player to receive punishment in the tempestuous test series so far, with David Warner (three points) and Quinton de Kock (one) each sanctioned for a verbal spat at tea on the fourth day of the first test. Australian spinner Nathan Lyon (one) was found guilty of deliberately dropping the ball on a sprawled AB de Villiers after the latter was run out in the same game.
Rabada has indicated that he will contest the charge https://t.co/aa3E2TCJTu— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) March 10, 2018