CSA has appointed senior counsel to lead Kagiso Rabada’s appeal against the code of conduct finding by the ICC. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – Cricket South Africa (CSA) have appointed Advocate Daluxolo (Dali) Mpofu SC to lead Kagiso Rabada’s appeal against the code of conduct finding by the International Cricket Council (ICC) during the recent second Test match between the Proteas and Australia in Port Elizabeth.

On Wednesday, CSA announced that Kagiso Rabada will be appealing his sanction for the “shoulder” incident involving Australian captain Steve Smith.

Rabada – who returned to the No 1 ranking in the ICC Test bowlers list on Tuesday – was suspended for the final two Tests of the gripping four-match series against Australia, at Newlands (starting on March 22) and Wanderers (March 30).
 
As the matter is sub judice, neither CSA nor their legal team will be making any further comment.
 
“We have appointed Advocate Mpofu to handle Kagiso’s case,” said CSA acting chief executive Thabang Moroe. 

“He is a highly experienced advocate who was appointed by the President to serve on the Judicial Service Commission last year.”

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