England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 15% of his match fee for using ‘inappropriate language’ on Day 4 of the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.
On Monday, Broad, 33, was involved in a verbal spat with South Africa captain Faf du Plessis during the post-lunch session.
The incident happened when a throw from Sam Curran hit Du Plessis on the pads, and an agitated exchange with Broad followed.
Broad has also been given one demerit point, which takes his total to two in a 24-month period.
If a player receives four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, then he/she gets a suspension.
In the exchange with Broad, Du Plessis was also involved in a collision with Jos Buttler as the England wicketkeeper stood between the pair, but he has not been punished.
Broad, who is England’s second-highest wicket-taker in Tests, is the fifth player to be charged during the recently-concluded series between South Africa and England.
Buttler was fined for swearing at South Africa bowler Vernon Philander during the second Test, Philander was fined for using ‘inappropriate language’ after dismissing Buttler in the fourth Test, England all-rounder Ben Stokes was penalized for an altercation with a fan, and South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada’s celebration of a wicket during in the third Test resulted in him being banned for the fourth.
England clinched a 3-1 series victory after wrapping the fourth Test in Johannesburg inside four days.