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Rabada faces new charge

AFP  |  Port Elizabeth 

South African fast bowler Rabada, already facing a ban for the remaining two Tests against Australia, was today hit with a new charge in the latest incident of a bad-tempered series.

The International Council announced that Rabada had been charged with a level one offence following a send-off of after he bowled the Australian batsman on the third day of the second Test at St George's Park yesterday.

Rabada attended a hearing convened by match referee yesterday regarding a level two charge for making shoulder contact with after dismissing the Australian on the first day.

Level one offences can incur a fine up to 50 percent of a players' match fee and one or two demerit points, while a can be fined up to his full match fee and get three or four demerit points for level two offences.

The result of Sunday's hearing is expected to be announced later on Monday. If found guilty Rabada could be banned for two Tests because of demerit points that he already has on his record.

Warner himself was involved in an altercation with South African wicketkeeper during the first Test.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 17:35 IST
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