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  • 29 May 2019
    Faf du Plessis will find out by Sunday if he will face a charge for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct after South Africas stand-in captain was shown on camera shining the ball with what appeared to be a sweet in his mouth. ICC CEO David Richardson is expected to take a call over the incident, which took place during the recent Hobart Test.The footage emerged on Wednesday, the day after the conclusion of the match, which South Africa won by an innings and 80 runs to take the series. It was not reported by match officials within the stipulated 18 hours after the game. Instead, the ICC was alerted of the incident through media queries and is now reviewing it of its own volition. It has until Sunday, a stipulated five days after it began reviewing the footage, to make its decision.The ICC has been alerted to the footage and is currently reviewing the incident from the perspective of it being a possible breach of the ICC Code of Conduct, an ICC spokesperson told ESPNcricinfo.Although Cricket South Africa has not made an official comment on the matter, it is understood the board is confident du Plessis was acting within the laws of the game. Cricket Australia has also not commented, neither has it registered an official complaint.This is not the first time du Plessis has come under scrutiny. In 2013, five penalty runs were awarded to Pakistan, the ball changed and du Plessis fined 50% of his match fee for rubbing the ball close to the zipper of his trouser pocket during a Test in Dubai. Du Plessis pleaded guilty to the charge and match referee David Boon said he was satisfied that du Plessis actions were not part of a deliberate and/or prolonged attempt to unfairly manipulate the condition of the ball.It is also not the first time South Africa have faced allegations of tampering with the ball, by either opposition or officials. In March 2014, David Warner accused AB de Villiers of scuffing up the ball with his gloves, for which Warner was fined 15% of his match fee. After the Perth Test, Josh Hazlewood said he saw South Africa throwing the ball onto the pitch in order to try and accelerate the deterioration of one side in order to generate reverse-swing. Ahead of the Hobart Test, du Plessis maintained the ball had reversed the same for both teams and said the issue had been blown out of proportion. Neither incident was taken up further.Previously, in July 2014, Vernon Philander was fined 75% of his match fee after footage of him digging into the ball with his nail was made available to Jeff Crowe, the match referee in Sri Lanka. Philander accepted his penalty without contest.South Africa were originally scheduled to play a two-day pink-ball practice match over the weekend in Melbourne. Instead, that game has been altered to a one-day match on Saturday, giving them extra time off after their series win and ahead of the final Test, which starts in Adelaide from November 24. Stitched Football Jerseys .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. Cheap Miami Dolphins Jerseys China . 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Less than 18 months after his career hung in the balance, Blake Ferguson has produced his finest performance for Australia with a man-of-the match Four Nations performance against New Zealand.Ferguson scored the first of the Kangaroos two tries and had a hand in the second in addition to some stellar defensive work that delighted Meninga after the 14-8 success at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.He was outstanding, Meninga said.It trademarked by a run of out of our end-goal area. I thought that was really important moment in the game.It was a really important moment for us. Had he not got out, then we would have really been under the pump. I thought his run was exceptional.Ferguson would have been left out of the side had it not been for a serious knee injury suffered by Josh Mansour but Meninga said he was always confident the Sydney Roosters outside back would playy well against the Kiwis.ddddddddddddHes been playing really well for us, in all the Test matches hes been very good, he said.Meningas words of praise are a far cry from June 2014.Fergusons hopes of signing for the Roosters were knocked back by the NRL following a litany of off-field indiscretions that resulted in an indecent assault charge.But with the help of cousin, boxer Anthony Mundine, and the Roosters staff - in addition to becoming a father for the first time - the 26-year-old former Cronulla and Canberra star has turned his life around and is now certain to keep his place in the side for the remainder of the tournament.We could have done things a bit better, Ferguson told the BBC.But it is a good win and were all very happy. ' ' '