ICC has 48 hours to reach verdict in Rabada hearing


Michael Heron QC of New Zealand has been appointed as the Judicial Commissioner for the hearing, which will be held via videoconference.

Rabada was charged with a Level 2 breach of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct for the Smith incident.

South Africa and Australia appear to be putting as much energy into their disciplinary skirmishes as the cricket in a taut Test series which resumes in Cape Town this week.

The on-field tension between Australia and South Africa in the ongoing Test series might just continue when the third match begins on Thursday in Capetown.

The 22-year-old, who took 11-150 in the game, was fined 50 percent of his match fee and given three demerit points, which took him past the tally of eight that triggers an automatic two-game suspension. "We as players are trying to isolate ourselves away from that situation", Proteas opener Dean Elgar said. It means the saga could drag on until Wednesday, with the third Test starting a day later at Newlands.

He is. But best KG and everybody else learns to stay on the right side of the law in a series in which Rabada is the fifth player to be punished by match referee Jeff Crowe.

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South Africa's suspended spearhead Kagiso Rabada has all but admitted his guilt before a formal hearing on his physical send-off of Steve Smith, saying he takes responsibility.

Both teams took a break from cricket after the Port Elizabeth Test but will start their preparations for the third Test on Monday.

"Having him in the side is massive for us, massive for the game and massive for the format, because KG is such a special cricketer", Elgar told reporters on Monday.

The series' controversy increased following Rabada's ban when the South African's team-mate Vernon Philander tweeted that Smith was "just as guilty" and used "football skills to get a penalty" but later said his account was hacked.

"I think that's what makes them a very hard attack to face. Hopefully we can put this behind us an carry on playing cricket". The way South Africa play and the way we play it's pretty feisty and we certainly push the boundaries a lot, but I think that's what makes it such a great game for spectators and to be a part of.

"I have handled him quite poorly", Elgar said.