Acrimony is certain to reign in the second Test between South Africa and Australia after David Warner and Quinton de Kock were both charged by the International Cricket Council for their heated off-field exchange in Durban.
David Warner hit with level-two charge, Quinton de Kock a level-one offence for “conduct that brings the game into disrepute”
Warner could face possible suspension from second Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth
Australian wicket-keeper Tim Paine insists Warner never said anything personal to de Kock
CCTV footage from the players tunnel at Kingsmead on Sunday showed Warner and Proteas wicket-keeper de Kock involved in a fiery exchange as players climbed the stairwell to their dressing rooms during the tea break.
“The umpires officiating in the Durban Test have reported Warner for a level two offence and de Kock for a level one offence for ‘conduct that brings the game into disrepute’,” the ICC said in a statement on its website.
The teams have been given until today to respond to the charges handed out by match referee Jeff Crowe.