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Du Plessis hearing later this month

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016

The International Cricket Council will hold the appeal hearing over South African cricket captain Faf du Plessis's lolly incident on December 19.

Du Plessis was fined his match fee from the second Test against Australia in Hobart as a result of the furore, in which he was seen on camera applying saliva to the ball with a mint in his mouth.

The Proteas skipper had been charged with changing the condition of the ball and found guilty by the ICC last month but immediately launched an appeal.

That appeal will take place at the ICC headquarters in Dubai, with du Plessis to give testimony by telephone.

The MCC's Laws of Cricket state that a fielder may polish a ball, "provided that no artificial substance is used."

Du Plessis has previously been in trouble over this issue - he was fined by the ICC for rubbing the ball on a trouser zipper during a 2013 Test against Pakistan.

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