ICC Fined Quinton De Kock For Fake Fielding In The 2nd ODI Between PAK vs SA 2021
Fakhar Zaman was run out by South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock who fake the fielding by pointing at the nonstriker end. Fakhar Zaman was out for 193 runs. According to the ICC, it is called fake fielding. ICC fined Quinton De Kock 75 percent of the match fee for fake fielding and 25 percent to the South Africa Captain.
De Kock had to pay a large fine at the end of the match even though he lost the match on the field and brought equality in the series. The ICC has fined him 75 percent of the match fee. In addition to questions about sportsmanship, Proteas captain Temba Babuma has also been punished by the ICC. He was fined 25 percent of the match fee.
As per the rules of the ICC, this is against the spirit of sportsmanship. ICC punished Fakhar Zaman, who was playing well in the second ODI of the series on Sunday (April 4), was dismissed by De Kock with the help of fake fielding. And since then there has been a storm of criticism through social media. He also raised questions about De Cock’s sportsmanship.
Despite losing the day, Pak opener Fakhar Zaman made 193 off 155 balls with 16 fours and 10 sixes. It is to be noted that the rules of cricket are formulated that the MCC, with their approval, passed the ICC Fake Fielding Punishment Act in 2016.
Umpires can fine 5 runs for fake fielding on the field. However, in the South Africa vs Pakistan 2021 2nd ODI match, the umpires avoided fake fielding.