Three demerit points for Warner, de Kock to contest charges

According to reports, De Kock has opted to contest the apex body's charge of Code of Conduct breach. The 25-year-old is likely to face ICC hearing tonight.

Australia batsman David Warner will lose 75% of his match fee but is free to play the second Test against South Africa starting March 9.   -  Getty Images

Australia's David Warner has been handed three demerit points by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his involvement in the Durban stairwell incident with South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Quinton De Kock. Warner also loses 75% of his match fee. However, the opener will feature in the second Test, starting March 9.

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A statement from the ICC confirmed the umpires had reported Warner for a level-two offence and De Kock for a level-one discretion, denoting "conduct that brings the game into disrepute."

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According to reports, De Kock has opted to contest the apex body's charge of Code of Conduct breach. The 25-year-old is likely to face ICC hearing tonight.

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