South African Cricketer Reprimanded for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct

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South African Cricketer Reprimanded for Breaching ICC Code of Conduct

South African all-rounder, Marizanne Kapp, has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the T20I match against Sri Lanka in East London on Wednesday, 3 April.

Kapp was found guilty of violating 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 provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.

The incident occurred during the 13th over of the Sri Lanka innings. Kapp used inappropriate language and gestured towards the pavilion after dismissing Sri Lankan skipper, Chamari Athapaththu.

As a consequence, Kapp’s disciplinary record has been marked with one demerit point. This is her first offence within a 24-month period.

Kapp acknowledged the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Shandre Fritz of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees. The sanction was also levelled by on-field umpires Jacqueline Williams and Thomas Mokorosi, third umpire Kerrin Klaaste, and fourth umpire Lauren Agenbag. Therefore, a formal hearing was deemed unnecessary.

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The third match of the series was a historic one for Sri Lanka, who achieved their first-ever bilateral series win over South Africa in any format. They clinched the T20I series with a 2-1 margin.

South Africa’s score of 155/6 was largely due to Laura Wolvaardt’s half-century and Nadine de Klerk’s unbeaten 25-ball 44.

Sri Lanka lost Vishmi Gunaratne early in the chase, but Athapaththu (73 off 46) and Harshitha Samarawickrama managed a commendable 97-run stand.

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South Africa attempted a comeback after dismissing the opposition skipper, leading to the visitors losing four more wickets. However, Harshitha steered her team to victory with a composed, unbeaten 54 off 43 balls.

The teams will now move on to the ODI series, which is a part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25, starting Tuesday, 9 April.