Cricket : Kagiso Rabada suspended for second Test

Cricket :  Kagiso Rabada suspended for second Test

South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has been suspended for the second Test against England following an altercation with Ben Stokes at Lord’s.

Rabada, 22, pleaded guilty to using “inappropriate language” after dismissing Stokes for 56 on day one of the first Test on Thursday.

He has accumulated four demerit points under the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct.

The second Test at Trent Bridge starts on 14 July.

Rabada received one demerit point and was fined 15% of his match fee.

Rabada, whose comments were audible on the stump microphone, took 3-123 as England made 458 in their first innings, before reducing South Africa to 214-5 on Friday.

Players who accumulate four demerit points in a two-year period receive two suspension points, meaning they automatically miss one Test, two one-day internationals or two Twenty20s, whichever comes first.

He received three demerit points after he made contact with Niroshan Dickwella during a one-day international against Sri Lanka in February.

Source : BBC Sports