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Du Plessis appeal hearing on December 19

Dec 6, 2016: The ICC has set December 19 as the hearing date for Faf du Plessis' appeal against his guilty verdict for ball-tampering

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Du Plessis, Philander want more pink-ball games

Nov 27, 2016: South Africa's stand-in captain Faf du Plessis said his team weren't skeptical about the pink ball anymore

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

Allow players to use one method to aid swing

Nov 27, 2016: It will be easier to police tampering if bowlers are given an incentive to obey the law

Ian Chappell

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ICC 'disappointed' by du Plessis' decision to appeal verdict

Nov 25, 2016: ICC chief executive David Richardson stated that until the laws of the game are amended, the practice of charging players when evidence shows a breach will continue

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Du Plessis to appeal ball-tampering verdict

Nov 25, 2016: South Africa's stand-in captain Faf du Plessis is risking a possible suspension by appealing his ball-tampering penalty in an attempt to clear his name

Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

'Never been more motivated' - du Plessis

Nov 24, 2016: South Africa's captain, Faf du Plessis, described his hundred in Adelaide as his "best" in Tests after a week in which he was found guilty of ball-tampering by the ICC

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Australia 'annoyed' by du Plessis declaration

Nov 24, 2016: Australia were caught out by Faf du Plessis' early declaration of the South Africa innings, which meant Usman Khawaja had to open in place of David Warner

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Du Plessis rides the storm, feels the love

Nov 24, 2016: South Africa's captain was bound to be the centre of attention but Faf du Plessis ignored the boos to score another fighting Adelaide century

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Du Plessis ton leads South Africa fightback

Nov 24, 2016: A century from Faf du Plessis lifted South Africa to 9 for 259 before they declared on the first day in Adelaide

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide

Du Plessis returns to where it all started

Nov 23, 2016: Batting aside, Faf du Plessis has stood out on all other fronts as a leader. Plus, Adelaide happens to be his hunting ground, where he will be looking to make history

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

'I felt I did nothing wrong' - du Plessis

Nov 23, 2016: Faf du Plessis, speaking for the first time since being found guilty of ball-tampering, said he believed he had done nothing wrong

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

The laws do not define 'artificial substance' - Lorgat

Nov 23, 2016: Cricket South Africa's chief executive, Haroon Lorgat, has called on the ICC to clarify the laws around polishing the ball in the wake of the Faf du Plessis case

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ball-tampering

Why Kohli and Warner weren't charged

Nov 22, 2016: Footage of Virat Kohli and David Warner allegedly using artificial substances to shine the ball did not come under the ICC's consideration since the accusation was not brought to the match referee's notice within five days of the incident

Sidharth Monga

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

The problems with Law 42.3

Nov 22, 2016: The ball-tampering law is vague and - anecdotally at least - often flouted by players. Is it time for the game's governing bodies to have a rethink?

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Application of substances to ball happens often, says Domingo

Nov 22, 2016: The South Africa coach is hopeful administrators will either give players a wide berth or crack down completely when applying law 42 because he believes the application of artificial substances to the ball, especially in the form of edibles, occurs often.

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Du Plessis found guilty, but free to play in Adelaide

Nov 22, 2016: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been found guilty of ball-tampering but is free to play in the Adelaide Test

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Du Plessis hearing scheduled for Tuesday

Nov 21, 2016: The ICC's code of conduct hearing relating to the ball-tampering charge against Faf du Plessis will take place on Tuesday

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

The chaotic contrasts of two captains

Nov 19, 2016: The dead rubber in Adelaide takes on great significance as South Africa and Faf du Plessis contest a ball-tampering charge and Steven Smith deals with systemic failure

Melinda Farrell

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

South Africa face sweet victory's bitter aftertaste

Nov 18, 2016: The team might feel like it is being unfairly targeted, but merely arguing that it is the victim of a media war is not going to work

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Tampering claims 'a joke' - Amla

Nov 18, 2016: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has called for 'common sense to prevail' in regard to allegations of ball tampering against Faf du Plessis

Firdose Moonda in Melbourne
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