Saturday, July 25, 2015

Quinton de Kock fines 50% for shoulder barging Tamim Iqbal

Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal has once again become the victim of shoulder barging incident. This incident took place on the second day of the ongoing Chittagong Test. When Tamim was returning to the dressing room after facing the last ball of the 30th over bowled by Simon Harmer, South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock walked in front of the stumps and got involved in a conversation which saw some shoulder-barging before being intervened by South Africa’s captain Hashim Amla.
However, Quinton de Kock was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct’s Article 2.2.7 which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player, player support personnel, umpire, match referee or any other Person (including a spectator) in the course of play during an International Match”. He was fined 75 percent of his match fee after pleading guilty. According to ICC statement, the charges were laid by match referee Chris Broad. In the statement, he said,
“Quinton de Kock walked in front of the stumps to confront Tamim Iqbal. In doing so de Kock deliberately brushed Tamim Iqbal's shoulder and rib area.”
Tamim Iqbal scored 57 runs in the first innings which helped the host nation to put a 78-run lead against the opposite team.

Rilee Rossouw was the first South African batsman to be fined 50 percent of his match fee for also shoulder barging Tamim during the three-match ODI series which Bangladesh won 2-1.