India’s Virat Kohli fined for breaching ICC Code

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    India’s captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing during his match with Afghanistan at Southampton on Saturday.

    He 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”.

    The incident occurred in the 29th over of the Afghanistan innings, when Kohli moved towards umpire Aleem Dar aggressively while appealing an lbw decision.

    He 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.

    In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Kohli, his second offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016.

    He now has two demerit points after having got one during the Pretoria Test against South Africa on January 15th 2018.