Cape Town - Another Disciplinary Commissioner, another laughable penalty imposed.
Proteas and Dolphins spinner Imran Tahir has been banned for one Sunfoil Series match after being found guilty of showing "serious dissent at an umpire's decision" in a match played in late December 2014.
His ban will see him sit out this week's four-day Sunfoil Series match against the Warriors, starting on Thursday, January 8 - a match he never would played in thanks to his inclusion in the Proteas' T20 squad to face the West Indies on Friday and Sunday (and next Wednesday)!
CSA Disciplinary Commissioner, Professor Rian Cloete found Tahir guilty of a breach of clause 6.3.1 (a) of the Code of Conduct, but decided the disciplinary body had no authority to ban him for an international match - so banned him instead for a match he was never going to be selected for.
It's the equivalent to banning a player for a match on a bye weekend.
Makes. No. Sense.
Proteas T20 squad for West Indies series:
Faf du Plessis (captain), Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Marchant de Lange, JP Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Morne van Wyk, David Wiese
January 9: 1st T20 International, Newlands - 18:00
January 11: 2nd T20 International, Wanderers - 15:00
January 14: 3rd T20 International, Kingsmead - 18:00