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ICC reserves decision on Faf du Plessis 'mint-gate' appeal, unclear on release of final decision

He was fined 100 percent of his match fee by the ICC, but was cleared to play the third day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval.

ANI| Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 11:51 AM IST
ICC reserves decision on Faf du Plessis 'mint-gate' appeal, unclear on release of final decision

New Delhi: The appeal hearing of South African skipper Faf du Plessis against the International Cricket Council's (ICC) verdict of ball-tampering case has concluded in Dubai without a verdict being released.

The meeting was chaired by Michael Beloff QC in Dubai, with legal counsel of both parties attending the hearing in person and Du Plessis joining in via telephone.

Last month, the 32-year-old was found guilty of breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct after television footage appeared to show him chewing a white lolly in his mouth, licking his finger on the mint before repeatedly shining and rubbing the ball during the fourth day's play of the second Test against Australia in Hobart.

He was fined 100 percent of his match fee by the ICC, but was cleared to play the third day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval. It still remains unclear as to when the ICC will release their final decision regarding his appeal.