The african captain ab de villiers was suspended as a penalty for the slow over rate during their one wicket loss against the kiwis in the first odi here on paarl.The captainss was suspended for 2 odis whereas the other teammates were fined to 100 per cent of their match for the slow over rate.
THE PROTEAS WERE 6 OVERS LATE
David boon of the Emirates Elite panel of the ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after the proteas were 6 overs late of the allowed time at the end of the match on saturday when the proteas were very late therefore the time allowances were taken into consideration.De Villiers accepted the offence and proposed the punishment there was no need for aformal hearing.As such,de VIlliers has been suspended foe the next two ODIs to be palyed in Kimberly and potchefstroom on January 22 and 25 respectively,while his players have been fined 100 per cent of their match fees.If de villiers is found guily once again with a serious crime like this one again over the next 12 months he will have be recieved 2 to 8 suspension points according to the seriousness of the code.The charge was laid by on-field umpires enamel haque moni and shaun george,third umpire aleem dar and fourth officail johan Cloete.
THE PRESSURE GAME ALSO PLAYED ITS PART
The game against the kiwis was a nerve breaking one,ab de villiers had to take a lot of time to make decisions on changing of bowlers and field settting.As acaptain the inexperience also plays its part.AB must not get too depressed about the situation rather think about it as a learning experience and play the role as a captain effectively.With experience like this makes the way for an effective captain.