Faf du Plessis was caught in ball-tampering post 2nd Test at Hobart against Australia    Getty Images
Faf du Plessis was caught in ball-tampering post 2nd Test at Hobart against Australia Getty Images

Johannesburg: 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.

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It still remains unclear as to when the ICC will release their final decision regarding his appeal, reports Sport24. Few days ago, du Plessis was in no mood to back out from his appeal. against the guilty verdict of ball-tampering case even though he risks a match ban if found guilty by the judicial commissioner. 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.

(Withdrawing) it sounds like the logical thing to do but it s purely from a non-cricket perspective. I didn t agree with the way it was handled, how it happened and unfolded and the hearing that took place and how everything works when it comes to those hearings, Sport24 quoted Du Plessis as saying.