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1 July 2021
Three Ireland cricketers Josh Little, Mark Adair and Harry Tector were reprimanded by the International Cricket Council on the advice of the match referee in the third and final ODI between South Africa and the hosts. While Little was fined 15% of his match fees and given one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of ICC Code of Conduct rules, Tector and Adair were given one demerit point each.
"Little was found to have breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an International Match'," an ICC release said.
The 21-year-old left-arm quick, Little made inappropriate contact with Quinton de Kock in the 11th over of the match. Tector and Adair were fined under Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to the "use of an audible obscenity during an International Match."
While Adair used abusive language against Janneman Malan during the 43rd over of South Africa's innings, Tector uttered foul words after he was denied a review after being given out as he was late to call it.
As all three players accepted the charges levelled by ICC match referee Kevin Gallagher, there was no need for a formal hearing.