England all-rounder, Sam Curran, has received a fine of 15% of his match fee and a demerit point for his excessive celebration of the dismissal of South African captain, Temba Bavuma, during the second one-day international on Sunday. The International Cricket Council made the announcement on Tuesday.
The two teams will face off in the final match of the World Cup Super League series in Kimberley on Wednesday. In the previous match in Bloemfontein, Bavuma scored 109 runs, but was eventually bowled out by Curran, who ran towards him in celebration and got close to him, leading to a level one offence of the ICC code of conduct.
Match referee, Jeff Crowe, of New Zealand, fined Curran following a report from the umpires. Curran accepted the offense and there was no need for a formal hearing. The ICC stated that Curran's excessive celebration towards and close proximity to the dismissed batter had the potential to provoke an aggressive reaction from Bavuma.
If a player accumulates four or more demerit points within 24 months, they face a ban. This is Curran's first offense within the time frame.