West Indies opener charged under ICC's code of conduct

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Dubai, Jan 12 (UNI) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged debutant West Indies opener, Brenton Parchment under Level 2 of the ICC's Code of Conduct following an alleged incident that took place during the third Test between South Africa and West Indies at Kingsmead, Durban.

The charge was laid by the four on-duty umpires, on-field officials Simon Taufel and Aleem Dar, third umpire Brian Jerling and reserve umpire Zed Ndamane, after the close of play on day two of the match yesterday.

The umpires reported that in the eighth over of West Indies' second innings, Parchment ran into opposition fast bowler Dale Steyn.

The alleged offence falls under level 2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which refers to inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play.

Under the terms of the Code of Conduct, a hearing must take place within 36 hours of the charge being lodged and match referee Roshan Mahanama has scheduled the hearing to take place after the close of play on day three.

All interested parties have been informed.

However, if Parchment found guilty, he could face a fine equivalent to between 50 per cent and full match fee. He could even face a ban of either one Test or two ODI.

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