Brenton Parchment charged with offence under ICC’s Code of Conduct
by ICC Media Release

Scorecard:South Africa v West Indies
Player:BA Parchment, DW Steyn, Aleem Dar, SJA Taufel, BG Jerling, ZTA Ndamane, RS Mahanama
Event:West Indies in South Africa 2007/08

DateLine: 11th January 2008


West Indies opener Brenton Parchment has been charged under Level 2 of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct following an alleged incident that took place during the third Test between South Africa and West Indies at Kingsmead, Durban.


The charge was laid by the four on-duty umpires, on-field officials Simon Taufel and Aleem Dar, third umpire Brian Jerling and reserve umpire Zed Ndamane, after the close of play on day two of the match on Friday.


The umpires reported that in the eighth over of West Indies’ second innings Parchment ran into opposition fast bowler Dale Steyn.


Under the terms of the Code of Conduct, a hearing must take place within 36 hours of the charge being lodged and match referee Roshan Mahanama has scheduled the hearing to take place after the close of play on day three. All interested parties have been informed.


The alleged offence falls under 2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which refers to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play”.


If found guilty, Parachment could face a fine of the equivalent of between 50 per cent and full match fee and/or a one Test or two ODI ban.


The full ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials can be found at: