Cape Town - Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees held a preliminary hearing on Monday and heard the submissions of all parties concerned as to regards when the hearing in relation to the charge laid against Proteas captain Faf du Plessis should take place.
Following the hearing, Pycroft determined that, in the interests of expediency and in order to protect the integrity of the Adelaide Test, the hearing will take place on Tuesday, November 22 at 15:30 (Adelaide time) / 07:00 (SA time) at the Adelaide Oval.
Du Plessis has been charged for breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct after television footage appeared to show him applying an artificial substance to the ball during the fourth day’s play in the second Test against Australia in Hobart.
· ICC Media Release issued on November 18, 2016 can be found here
· According to Article 188.8.131.52, the match referee will have 24 hours to verbally confirm if a breach has been committed and 48 hours to announce his decision in writing with reasons
· According to Article 8.2.2, both parties will have a right of appeal, which must be lodged within 48 hours of receipt of the written decision of the match referee. The process following the appeal is also explained in Article 8.2.2
· All level 2 breaches carry an imposition of a fine between 50 percent to 100 percent of the applicable match fee and/or up to two suspension points, and three or four demerit points