Faf du Plessis appeal hearing set for December 19

While the legal counsel for both parties will attend the hearing in Dubai, Du Plessis will join via telephone, a week before the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka.

Faf du Plessis was fined his match fee after being caught on camera sucking a mint and rubbing saliva into the ball during the second Test against Australia in Hobart.   -  Getty Images

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday confirmed the hearing date of Faf du Plessis’ appeal against ball tampering charges. The date of hearing is on Monday December 19 and Michael Beloff QC will act as the Judicial Commissioner.

While the legal counsel for both parties will attend the hearing in Dubai, Du Plessis will join via telephone, a week before the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka.

Du Plessis was fined his match fee after being caught on camera sucking a mint and rubbing saliva into the ball during the second Test against Australia in Hobart. But du Plessis, who won backing from leading figures including Australian captain Steve Smith, said he didn't think he had done anything wrong.

"I still completely disagree with that (decision)," du Plessis told reporters in Adelaide. "I feel like I've done nothing wrong... it's not like I was trying to cheat or anything. For me (ball-tampering) is picking the ball, scratching the ball. Shining the ball, I think all cricketers would say, is not in the same place."

Details about the case

>November 16: ICC reviews Faf du Plessis ball tampering footage.

>November 18: Faf du Plessis charged for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

November 21: Faf du Plessis’s hearing takes place in Adelaide.

>November 22: Faf du Plessis found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.

>November 25: Faf du Plessis appeals against ball tampering charges.