West Indies opener in the dock for running into Dale Steyn January 11, 2008

Brenton Parchment charged with Level 2 offence

Cricinfo staff

Brenton Parchment, West Indies' debutant opener, has been charged with a Level 2 breach of the ICC's Code of Conduct regulations for running into Dale Steyn while batting during the second day of the third Test in Durban

Parchment, if found guilty, could face a 50% fine on his match fee and/or a one Test or two ODI ban for his offence, which falls under article 2.4 of the ICC's Code of Conduct regulations which refers to "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play."

The on-field umpires, Simon Taufel and Aleem Dar, third umpire Brian Jerling and reserve umpire Zed Ndamane, reported to match referee Roshan Mahanama that Parchment had run into Steyn in the eighth over of West Indies' second innings.

Mahanama has scheduled a hearing on the matter, which will take place at the end of the third day's play.