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Rabada's Test ban appeal to be heard on Monday

17 March 2018

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada's appeal to revoke his two-match Test suspension will be heard on March 19.

However, Rabada later appealed against the guilty verdict handed to him by the ICC for breaching their code of conduct in a last-ditch bid to be able to play in the rest of the gripping series against Australia.

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Heron will have 48 hours after the hearing‚ which will be conducted via videoconference‚ to make his decision.

Michael Heron QC of New Zealand has been appointed as the Judicial Commissioner for the hearing, which will be held via video conference. The four-match series is tied at 1-1.

Cricket South Africa on Wednesday revealed that the 22-year-old has challenged the sanction.

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"I think I take responsibility for what happened", Rabada told press at an appearance at a junior coaching clinic in Centurion.

Ahead of a disciplinary hearing on Monday which could see Rabada handed a two-match ban, South Africa have turned to well respected politician and barrister Dali Mpofu to lead a defense which will reportedly lay some blame on Smith for the incident.

South Africa are expected to argue contact between Rabada and Smith was the fault of the Australian skipper.

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