Dubai:South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander has been fined 15 per cent
of the fourth Test against England at the Wanderers.(Pic:- twitter)
Philander was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players
and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "using language, actions or gestures which
disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her
dismissal during an International Match."
In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Philander,
for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.
The incident occurred in the 85th over of England's innings on Saturday, when Philander
used inappropriate language after dismissing Jos Buttler, which could have provoked an
aggressive response from the batsman.
Philander admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal
On-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Joel Wilson, third umpire Rod Tucker and fourth
official Allahdien Palekar levelled the charges.
Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty
of 50 per cent of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points.
Vernon Philander suffers hamstring injury in final Test appearance
Wanderers: Vernon Philander's Test bowling career has come to an unfortunate
end after he suffered a hamstring tear in England's second innings here.
Philander pulled up nine balls into his spell with the new ball and ran off holding his leg.
Scans confirmed a grade two hamstring tear, meaning the all-rounder was unable to bowl
for the remainder of the innings.
There were fears that, with Philander having confirmed his intention to retire before the
start of the Test series, that his last action in international cricket would be limping off the
field. But South Africa head coach Mark Boucher confirmed Philander will be available to
bat as the Proteas attempt to gun down a world record 466 to win, an ICC report saidHe ends having taken 224 wickets and with a bowling average of 22.32