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ICC Judicial Commissioner rejects Faf du Plessis's appeal on ball tampering decision

ICC Judicial Commissioner rejects Faf du Plessis's appeal on ball tampering decision

Du Plessis was found guilty of a breach of Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Before we say bye-bye to 2016, here's a look at the controversies which have rocked the sporting world this year.

Russia Doping: Trapped in its own design

England captain Alastair Cook wants ICC to clarify certain 'grey areas' on ball tampering

England captain Alastair Cook wants ICC to clarify certain 'grey areas' on ball tampering

Alleged footage published in a British tabloid of Virat Kohli applying saliva has been a topic of discussion for the last few days.

Virender Sehwag calls British media poor losers after ball-tampering allegations on Virat Kohli

Virender Sehwag calls British media poor losers after ball-tampering allegations on Virat Kohli

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has hit out at British media for spoiling Kohli's image.

India vs England: Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli

India vs England: Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli

The ICC has already said that it will not make any investigations as per rules.

Ex-Pakistani cricketers accuse ICC of being biased to Indian players following Virat Kohli-ball tampering row

Ex-Pakistani cricketers accuse ICC of being biased to Indian players following Virat Kohli-ball tampering row

While Du Plesis was punished by the cricketing body, Kohli was left unpunished as there was no complaint from the opposite team.

Faf du Plessis says he is no cheat after ball tampering row

Faf du Plessis says he is no cheat after ball tampering row

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat said he would raise the subject with the International Cricket Council after several leading figures questioned the case against du Plessis.

Ball tampering: ICC nullifies allegations against Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli – Here's why!

Ball tampering: ICC nullifies allegations against Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli – Here's why!

As per ICC regulations on ball tampering, if a team wants to lodge a complaint about ball tampering by a rival team or its player, it has to be done within five days of the completion of the Test match.

Virat Kohli accused of ball tampering, found using artificial substance in mouth to shine ball

Virat Kohli accused of ball tampering, found using artificial substance in mouth to shine ball

Du Plesis might have faced a one-match ban but escaped with just a fine after the hearing concluded on Monday.

Faf du Plessis fined for ball-tampering but cleared to play 3rd Test vs Australia

Faf du Plessis fined for ball-tampering but cleared to play 3rd Test vs Australia

In what came as a huge relief for the South African cricket team, skipper Faf du Plessis was fined for ball-tampering but was cleared to play the third and final Test against Australia.

Ball tampering controversy: Faf du Plessis' hearing today, 100 pc fine or 1 match suspension

Ball tampering controversy: Faf du Plessis' hearing today, 100 pc fine or 1 match suspension

According to law 42.3 of The Laws of Cricket, no artificial substance except sweat and saliva can be applied on the ball to shine it.

Ball tampering: Faf du Plessis charged for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct

Ball tampering: Faf du Plessis charged for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct

Du Plessis has pleaded not guilty to the charge and, as such, the matter will now be heard by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Details of the hearing will be announced in due course.

Barry Richards wants ICC to legalise ball tampering to make cricket more even

Barry Richards wants ICC to legalise ball tampering to make cricket more even

The old game of bat and ball has taken a tectonic shift with the arrival of bigger, fatter willows. When such bats are used as hammers, there's no proverbial cover for poor bowler. This has been the popular narrative so far, let alone the occasional hues and cries over ball tampering.

Sachin Tendulkar attacks Greg Chappell, describes him as 'ringmaster'

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has attacked former Indian coach Greg Chappell, describing him as a "ringmaster" who imposed his ideas on players.

Du Plessis hints at `ball tampering` by Oz bowlers in third Test

South African cricketer Faf du Plessis has now reportedly turned the tables on the visitors by claiming that something was amiss about the ball reversing so early on the third day of the decisive third Test at Newlands.

`Disappointed` Clarke slams Warner for `Proteas ball tampering` comments

Australian captain Michael Clarke has criticised opening batsman David Warner over his accusations of ball tampering by South Africa in the second Test, and said that he is disappointed with Warner.

Australia practise reverse-swing at Newlands

Stung by a heavy defeat in the second Test, Australia are now practising ball tampering to improve the art of reverse-swing in the third Test against South Africa starting Saturday here at the Newlands.

Not a cheat, but did rub ball `too close` to zip, says Du Plessis

South African batsman Faf du Plessis has insisted that he is not a cheat.

ICC rejects PCB concerns on Faf`s ball-tampering punishment

The ICC has dismissed the Pakistan Cricket Board`s allegation that leniency was shown in handing out punishment to South African player Faf du Plessis.

Seek changes in ball-tampering laws, Mani to PCB

Former ICC Chairman Ehsan Mani has urged the PCB to push for new laws to curb ball-tampering instead of seeking stricter punishment for South African Faf du Plessis.