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Published On: Sun, Jun 23rd, 2019

India skipper Virat Kohli Fined for Aggressive Appealing

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D9rigmyVUAAEvETNEW DELHI :  Team India skipper Virat Kohli has been penalised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for arguing with umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner during the India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019 clash on Saturday.
He was fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to
According to an ICC media release, “Kohli admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.”
One demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Kohli, for whom it was the second offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016. Virat Kohli now has two demerit points after having got one demerit point during the Test against South Africa on January 15, 2018.
The said incident occurred in the 29th over of the Afghanistan innings when the Indian captain advanced in an aggressive manner towards the Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar. “Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Excessive appealing during an International Match”, an ICC release said.

On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth official Michael Gough had levelled the charges. India’s premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was bowling at the time and of the first ball of the over there was lbw appeal against Rahmat Shah which Aleem Dar turned down. Kohli was certain that India had their man and was almost pleading for the decision to go their way.
At the time, Afghanistan were 106/2 with Rahmat and Hashmatullah Shahidi in the middle. The decision did not affect India a lot at the time, as two deliveries later Rahmat was dismissed by Bumrah after Yuzvendra Chahal completed a brilliant catch at fine-leg.
Kohli admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by the match referee Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, which means there was no need for a formal hearing.

Kohli now has two demerit points on is record, having been sanctioned in a Test match against South Africa in January 2018. Players are banned when they reach four or more demerit points within a 24-month period.(With Agency Inputs ).

 

 

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