Virat Kohli fined 25% match fee: The Indian captain has accepted the sanction with respect to breach of ICC Code of Conduct.
India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fee for breaching the ICC (International Cricket Council) Code of Conduct. The same was a consequence of Kohli advancing towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner while appealing for a leg-before decision against Afghanistan yesterday.
Defending a low score, India were desperate to pick wickets at regular intervals. Perhaps, it was the reason behind Kohli’s aggressive behavior in the second innings at Southampton.
Virat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. The incident occurred in the 29th over of the Afghanistan innings when Kohli advanced towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner when appealing an lbw decision #CWC19 #INDvAFG
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 23, 2019
Virat Kohli fined 25% match fee
The Indian skipper was guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in Southampton and Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
Apart from a deduction in the match fee, Kohli was also handed a demerit point. As a result, Kohli now has a couple of demerit points under his belt. He had received the first one during the Test series against South Africa last year.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 22, 2019
Since Kohli has accepted a sanction from match-referee Chris Broad, there is no need of any formal hearing.
Talking about the match, India defeated Afghanistan by a narrow margin of 11 runs. In what was a cliffhanger of a match, both the teams were seen fighting it out for victory till India fast bowler Mohammed Shami grabbed a hat-trick in the last over.
Despite Shami dismissing four opposition batsmen, the ‘Man of the Match’ was given to Jasprit Bumrah. Having registered bowling figures of 10-1-39-2, Bumrah was successful in picking a couple of wickets in the same over to change the course of the match.