International Cricket Council (ICC) pronounced Faf du Plessis guilty of ball-tampering during the second Test in Hobart.
Du Plessis is said to have been caught on camera applying an artificial substance to the ball surfaced during South Africa’s epoch-making victory over the Australia in Hobart. According to the ICC, this substance applied with the objective of changing the condition of the ball.
When he was called to answer to the charges of breaching Level 2 of the governing body’s code of conduct by the ICC, Du Plessis pleaded not guilty on Friday. The hearing only took place on Tuesday, after Cricket South Africa opted to exercise its right to send a representative.
Although the Proteas standing-in captain has been fined 100% of his match fee for his contraventions, the 32-year-old was also cleared to participate in the third and final match in Adelaide on Thursday.
Du Plessis, who is said to be unhappy with the ICC’s findings, has indicated his intention to appealing the guilty verdict.