South Africa’s Kapp reprimanded for swearing during ODI; second breach of ICC code in a week

East London: South Africa all-rounder Marizanne Kapp has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct after she used obscene language during the first ODI of the ICC Women’s Championship series against Sri Lanka here on Tuesday.

Kapp was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to the “use of an audible obscenity during an International Match,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) informed in a statement on Friday.

In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Kapp’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the second offence in 24 months, taking her total demerit points to two. Kapp received her first demerit point in the third Women’s T20I against Sri Lanka on April 5.

Tuesday’s incident occurred in the 44th over of South Africa’s innings, when Kapp used inappropriate language after her dismissal.

Kapp admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Shandre Fritz of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing, the ICC release said.

On-field umpires Karren Klaaste and Jacquline Williams, third umpire Lauren Agenbag, and fourth umpire Thomas Mokorosi levelled the charge.

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.


Comments are closed.