Morne Morkel charged by England's Cricket Discipline Commission

Morkel finished with 544 international wickets in his career.

 Morne Morkel (Mid Day)

Former South African spearhead Morne Morkel has been recently charged by the England Cricket Discipline Commission after he reportedly showed "dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action/using language that in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting". 

The incident happened when Morkel was playing for Surrey in a County Championship clash against Hampshire last month. Surrey went on to win the match comfortably by an innings and 58 runs, but umpires Billy Taylor and Neil Mallender reported the 33-year-old after the match. 

Morkel, however, will not be charged heavily for his behaviour. Instead, it will remain on his record for a two-year period with the accumulation of nine or more penalty points resulting in an automatic suspension.

Morkel retired from international cricket after South Africa's Test series against India which they won 2-1. Morkel in the process became the fifth South African to take 300 Test wickets. He ended his career with 309 Test wickets and 188 ODI wickets. 

(Inputs from Sport 24)


By Anshuman Roy - 05 Jul, 2018

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