ICC to hear South African Du Plessis’ appeal on December 19

Dubai, Dec 6 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) will hear South African Faf du Plessis’ appeal against ball tampering on December 19.

The governing body said Michael Beloff will hear the appeal from the stand-in South Africa skipper as the Judicial Commissioner.

The hearing will take place in ICC’s headquarters here. Legal counsel for both the ICC and Cricket South Africa will attend the hearing. Du Plessis will join the hearing via a telephone link, an ICC statement said.

“The ICC will publish the result of the hearing through its usual channels and will not be making any further comment until that time,” the ICC said.

The 32-year-old was found guilty of breaching the ICC’s Code of Conduct for applying an “artificial substance to the ball” in November.

He was caught on camera putting saliva to the ball’s surface while sucking on a sweet during the second Test in Hobart against Australia. South Africa beat Australia in a three-match Test series 2-1.

Du Plessis was found guilty by the ICC and fined his entire match fee from the second Test, but he avoided a ban for the third Test, and Cricket South Africa confirmed they would appeal the verdict last month.

–IANS

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