Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills and Francois du Plessis have all been penalized for violation the ICC Code of Conduct following an incident during South Africa's run-chase in their quarter-final against New Zealand in Mirpur on 25th March.
The incident happened at the end of the 28th over, when there was some harsh words exchanged among du Plessis and some of the New Zealand players following AB de Villiers' crucial run-out. Mills, who was not in the playing XI for New Zealand, ran to the field with drinks during the little break after the wicket and together with his skipper and several other New Zealand players exchanged heated words with du Plessis and de Villiers. The scorching conversation ended with du Plessis jostling Mills and umpire Rod Tucker stepping in between the players.
The penalizing charges were laid by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Aleem Dar, TV Kumar Dharmasena and Reserved umpire Nigel Llong. They were then suggested by match referee Roshan Mahanama, who imposed the sanctions.
Daniel Vettori was fined 50% of his match fee, also for breaching Article 2.2.4 of the Code, and a further 40% of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 which is a Level 1 offence that relates to conduct "contrary to the spirit of the game" or "brings the game into disrepute".
Kyle Mills was fined 60% of his match fee for breaching Article 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which is a Level 2 offence relating to "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players". He was also fined further 60% of his fee for breaching Article 2.2.11 of the code, a Level 2 offence which relates to conduct that is "contrary to the spirit of the game" or "brings the game into disrepute". That means Mills will have to pay 120% of his original match fee as punishment. Du Plessis had been fined 50% of his match fee for breaching Article 2.2.4 of the code, a Level 2 offence relating to "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players".