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South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has appealed against his two-match ban, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed.
Rabada was banned for the remainder of the ongoing Test series against Australia for two separate incidents that occurred during the second Test in Port Elizabeth.
The first incident saw the 22-year-old make shoulder-to-shoulder contact with Australia skipper Steve Smith, while the second was for his celebration after dismissing opening batsman and vice-captain David Warner.
As a result, Rabada was fined 65 percent of his match fee and handed four demerit points.
The ICC now has 48 hours to appoint a Judicial Commissioner. Once this has been done, a hearing will be held within seven days.
However, unless the Judicial Commissioner finds sufficient evidence to overturn Rabada’s ban, the pace bowler will remain suspended for the rest of the series.
Rabada played an instrumental role in helping South Africa level the series at 1-1 in the second Test as he took 11 wickets, with five coming in the first innings and six in the second.