CSA appoint top advocate to lead Rabada appeal
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have appointed Advocate Daluxolo (Dali) Mpofu SC to lead Kagiso Rabada’s appeal against the code of conduct finding by the ICC during the second Test between the Proteas and Australia in Port Elizabeth.
Rabada has been banned for the final two Tests of the four-match series, which is level at 1-1, after being found guilty of a level two charge for brushing Steve Smith’s shoulder after dismissing the Australia captain during the first innings at St George’s Park.
Rabada picked up four demerit points in total in the Port Elizabeth Test which took him to nine with eight points constituting a two-game ban.
CSA are only appealing the three demerits points given to Rabada for making contact with Smith’s shoulder, saying it was accidental.
Mpofu is known for his work in dealing with significant cases but has his work cut out to get Rabada off.
CSA Acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe said in a statement: “We have appointed Advocate Mpofu to handle Kagiso’s case.
“He is a highly experienced advocate who was appointed by the President to serve on the Judicial Service Commission last year.”
As the matter is sub judice, neither CSA nor its legal team will be making any further comment.
Nkrumah Bonner says footwork is key to West Indies overcoming spin
The West Indies have little time to turn things around.
Why Shane Warne thinks Cricket Australia have opened themselves up to ridicule
Are Australia becoming a laughing stock?
India on top in tight first Test battle against the Black Caps
Axar Patel’s five-for put India back on top.
Pakistan bat themselves into control of Test against Bangladesh
Pakistan’s openers were unmoved.
Michael Vaughan apologises for hurt Azeem Rafiq has gone through in racism case
Vaughan has been taken off the BBC’s Ashes coverage amid the racism claims.
On this day: Australia batter Phillip Hughes dies at age of 25 after being struck by ball
Hughes died from a brain haemorrhage after being hit by a ball while batting two days previously.
Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 called off over COVID-19 fears
The qualifiers will now be decided according to the team rankings.
West Indies to blood young stars on white ball tour of Pakistan
Allrounder Odean Smith is among the uncapped players in the squad.
ECB chief Tom Harrison: Cricket must look at alcohol culture
The ECB released details of the game-wide action plan to tackle racism and discrimination in the sport on Friday.
ECB unveils action plan to tackle discrimination, what is next for cricket?
The game-wide response to racism was finally published on Friday after two delays this week.