Chittagong (Dhaka): South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for nudging Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal during their opening Test at Chittagong, the International Cricket Coucil (ICC) said on Thursday.
De Kock and Tamim were involved in a shoulder-barging incident at the stroke of lunch on Wednesday after an altercation and the 22-year-old South African.
The incident happened when Tamim, who played the last ball before lunch, was involved in a conversation with De Kock and it soon descended into shoulder-barging.
However, skipper Hashim Amla immediately intervened and dispersed the players that were gathering around Tamim and the umpires.
Later, Quinton de Kock pleaded guilty to the charge.
"As the over before lunch came to an end, Quinton de Kock walked in front of the stumps to confront Tamim Iqbal," match referee Chris Broad said in a statement.
"In doing so de Kock deliberately brushed Tamim Iqbal's shoulder and rib area. This resulted in a heated exchange between the two, initiated by the contact made by de Kock.
"This type of incident has no place on a cricket field."
Earlier, Tamim was involved in a similar incident with Rilee Roussouw, with the latter being fined with 50 percent of match fee by the ICC in the second ODI against South Africa....