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Cricket Australia has confirmed that they will launch an investigation into David Warner and South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock’s altercation on the fourth day of the first Test in Durban.
CCTV footage of the incident, which occurred while the players were walking up the stairs for the scheduled tea break, was first shown by Independent Media, a South African news organization.
In the footage, Warner was seen speaking to De Kock in an aggressive manner while walking up the steps.
Video courtesy of: IOL
A number of Warner’s teammates, including Usman Khawaja, Tim Paine and captain Steve Smith, try to get him inside Australia’s dressing room in order to cool the situation down.
However, it remains unclear as to what ignited the incident.
“CA is aware of reports of an incident between players in Durban. CA is working to establish the facts of what occurred and will not be commenting until this has been done,” a Cricket Australia statement said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
Cricket South Africa has yet to respond on the matter.
Australia nearly finished things off on Sunday as Mitchell Starc took three wickets in an over to leave the Baggy Greens just one wicket away from victory. However, since the tourists couldn’t bowl South Africa out, they will have to get the job done on the fifth and final day.