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CSA distance themselves from SBW masks

14 March 2018

Warner credits Candice for turning his life around.

CSA's statement quoted president Chris Nenzani as saying‚ "On behalf of CSA I extend my honest apologies to the board of Cricket Australia‚ its officials‚ team management‚ players and their families".

According to both the Australianand Channel 9, South Africa's batsmen complained to umpires about taping on Warner's left hand.

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It comes after Warner and South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock were involved in a heated stoush toward the end of the First Test in Durban, with de Kock allegedly making a taunt about Warner's wife.

Two officials from Cricket South Africa are on the verge of being sacked after a photograph emerged that shows them grinning alongside fans wearing "disgraceful" Sonny Bill Williams masks.

Eksteen is CSA's head of commercial and marketing, while Kazi is the body's head of communications.

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Williams and Warner's now wife, Candice Warner, were involved in a toilet tryst in 2007.

CSA tried to "distance itself" from the behaviour of Eksteen and Kazi when it apologised to CA.

The Australian team has been made aware of the photo and are outraged by it, as well as CSA's call to overturn a decision by venue security to have the masks confiscated in bags at the turnstiles on entry.

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The allegations are the latest development in what has been a fractious series.

She was the target of vile abuse by South African cricket fans over the weekend, but Candice Warner is keeping her head up. De Kock admitted to saying something in a hearing that took place on Wednesday and was fined 25% of his match fee with one demerit point added to his record. Warner then had to be restrained by teammates as he argued with de Kock on a staircase leading to the dressing rooms as players came off the field for a break. Australia's Nathan Lyon also was punished for an over-zealous celebration of a wicket in that first test. May your day be a great one filled with happiness and joy.

Rabada denies the contact was intentional but faces being banned for the final two tests of the series if found guilty.

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CSA distance themselves from SBW masks