Marizanne Kapp Reprimanded for ICC Code of Conduct Breach

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Marizanne Kapp Reprimanded for ICC Code of Conduct Breach

South African all-rounder, Marizanne Kapp, has been officially reprimanded for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. The incident took place during the third Women’s T20I against Sri Lanka in East London this past Wednesday.

Kapp was found guilty of breaching Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This article pertains to the use of language, actions or gestures that could potentially provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.

As a result of this breach, Kapp has had one demerit point added to her disciplinary record. This is her first offence within a 24-month period.

The incident in question occurred during the 13th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. After dismissing captain Chamari Athapaththu, Kapp used inappropriate language and gestured towards the pavilion.

Kapp acknowledged the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Shandre Fritz of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees, eliminating the need for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Jacqueline Williams and Thomas Mokorosi, third umpire Kerrin Klaaste, and fourth umpire Lauren Agenbag.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Notes for Editors:

  • When a player accumulates four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, these are converted into suspension points, leading to a ban.
  • Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whichever comes first for the player.
  • Demerit Points remain on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of twenty-four (24) months from their imposition, after which they are expunged.