De Kock, however, has contested the level one charge against him and will attend a hearing - along with South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and manager Mohammed Moosajee - in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday evening. Match Referee Jeff Crowe will adjudicate on the matter.
Warner was hit with three demerit points for the offence and also fined 75% of his match fee, about A$13,500, after meetings between the match referee Jeff Crowe and Australian team management on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Warner joined Kagiso Rabada and Faf du Plessis on the South African side in this series, as players who will be suspended if they are found guilty of one more disciplinary infraction.
CCTV footage from the fourth day of the Durban Test showed Warner walking up the stairs to the players' dressing room, engaged in heated conversation with someone else. As the clip rolled on, it emerged that he was talking to de Kock, and at several points had to be restrained by his team-mates until the Australia captain Steven Smith came out to pull his vice-captain away from the scene.