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south africa vs ireland[photo: Batting with bimal]

The South African skipper Temba Bavuma has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct by using cuss words in the first T20I against Ireland In Malahide. It happened in the sixth over of the South Africa innings while batting as Bavuma in frustration, using an audible obscene word and he will be under scrutiny,

Temba Bavuma hasn’t had the best of runs recently in the series against Ireland, and he did not contribute much in the five-match series against West Indies too. The 31-year-old is going to play a big role for South Africa in the T20 Worldcup and hence, he should find his feet soon to get his form going.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Bavuma Admits The Offense And Accepts Sanctions

Temba Bavuma was accused of breaching Article 2.3 which covers the use of words commonly known and understood to be offensive, obscene, and/or profane (in any language). It can be heard by the spectators and/or the viewing public whether by way of the stump-microphone or otherwise which includes usage of words in frustration.

The offence added one demerit point to Bavuma and he admitted the offence accepting the sanctions proposed by Kevin Gallagher of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees. On-field umpires Alan Neill and Mark Hawthorne, third umpire Rolland Black and fourth official Paul Reynolds levelled the charge against him, and it resulted in a penalty of an official reprimand.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma (Image Credit: Reuters)

South Africa Wins Their Second Consectuvie T20 Series

Temba Bavuma led the Proteas to their second consecutive T20 series win as they went 2-0 up in the three-match T20 series against Ireland. Miller’s 75 off 44 balls helped South Africa posted 159 on the board and in the end, won the game easily by 42 runs in the end. Tabraiz Shamsi produced another clinical effort with the ball picking up three wickets for just 14 runs and Bjorn Fortuin also picked up three wickets for 16 runs.

South Africa Cricket Team, ODI Series
South Africa Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

This will be a great boost to their plans for the T20 World Cup plans and they will be riding on high confidence.