Australia batsman Warner fined 75 percent of match fee

File: Australia's batsman David Warner raises his bat as he celebrates scoring half a century during day one of the first Sunfoil Test between South Africa and Australia at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on March 1, 2018. Photo: MARCO LONGARI / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Australia batsman David Warner on Wednesday was fined 75 percent of his match-fee for bringing the game into disrepute on day four of the first Test against South Africa in Durban.

Warner and South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock were reported to the ICC following an altercation near the dressing room which was captured on CCTV during an interval in play on Sunday.

READ: Warner, De Kock reported for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Warner appeared to be the aggressor in the incident, and pleaded guilty to the charge on Wednesday brought by the ICC match referees.

In addition to this, three demerit points have been added to Warner’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016.

The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Sundaram Ravi, third umpire Chris Gaffaney and fourth umpire Allahudiean Palekar.

WATCH: Warner and De Kock in dressing room altercation

De Kock was also reported along with Warner for the incident. De Kock has yet to respond to the level one charge which also relates to “conduct that brings the game into disrepute.”

According to Cricket SA, De Kock will contest the charge in a hearing scheduled for Wednesday evening.

African News Agency

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