In a press conference this afternoon held in Nelson Mandela Bay, Proteas coach Ottis Gibson was answering various questions about his team moral and the Level One Charge against wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock.
Level One charge relates to “Conduct that brings the game into disrepute”
“We’re appealing the level 1 because we don’t think Quinny did anything. Quinny wasn’t aggressive, I think you saw some of the footage that showed Quinny walking up the stairs and someone else being restrained & Quinny gets a level 1, how does that seem fair?” said Ottis Gibson
Gibson went further to question the Australians in the manner which they conducted themselves, “They are saying they didn’t cross the line, but where is the line? So you were saying stuff, but ‘oh no, we didn’t cross the line, we got very close to the line but didn’t cross the line.’ Whose line is it?”
Quinton de Kock will face a hearing on Wednesday evening in Nelson Mandela Bay.
David Warner has accepted the charge and has been fined 75% of his (R160 000) match fee. On top of that he gets three demerit points added to his disciplinary record.
Proteas face Baggy Greens on Friday 10am at St George’s Park.