Sunfoil Series

Ontong cleared of ball charge

2013-02-07 14:37
Justin Ontong (File)
Cape Town - Cape Cobras captain Justin Ontong has been found not guilty of an alleged breach of Clause 2.2.9 of Cricket South Africa’s Rules and Code of Conduct during the Sunfoil Series match between thee Cape Cobras and Highveld Lions at Newlands from January 10-13, 2013.

This clause deals with changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3 of the Laws of Cricket, as modified by ICC Standard Test, ODI and Twenty20 International Match Playing Conditions clause 42.1.

The ball in question was sent to Kookaburra, Victoria, Australia, for examination and testing.

On Tuesday, Mr Rob Elliot (Director: Kookaburra) reported that “on examination with the naked eye it could easily be assumed that the ball had been tampered with”. He went on to say that this cannot be said with certainty as it would require forensic examination as “it could be a manufacturing anomaly in so far as the stitch has pulled through the leather.”

CSA Disciplinary Commissioner Professsor Rian Cloete made the following finding and issued the following order: ”In view of this report and the lack of any other evidence, I find that there is no conclusive evidence substantiating the allegation of ball tampering as stated in the match report.

”The following order is made: I find Mr. Ontong not guilty of a breach of clause 2.2.9.”


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

27 October 2016
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v VKB Knights, Durban 09:00
Highveld Lions v Warriors, Johannesburg 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Cape Town 10:00
03 November 2016
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Paarl 10:00
Highveld Lions v Multiply Titans, Potchefstroom 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, Port Elizabeth 10:00
05 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:00
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
12 January 2017
Warriors v BuildNat Cape Cobras, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Multiply Titans v Highveld Lions, Benoni 10:00
19 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Highveld Lions, Pietermaritzburg Oval 10:00
26 January 2017
Multiply Titans v BuildNat Cape Cobras, Centurion 10:00
VKB Knights v Warriors, Bloemfontein 10:00
Team P W PTS

Who will you be backing in this year's Sunfoil Series?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.