Virat Kohli fined 25% of his match fees for excessive appealing against Afghanistan
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has been found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in the World Cup 2019 match against Afghanistan on Saturday.
The 30-year-old has been fined 25% of his match fees for excessive appealing during the match which India won by 11 runs.
Kohli had advanced towards umpire Dar in an aggressive manner
The star cricketer 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 Afghanistan innings.
Captain Kohli had advanced towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner when appealing for an LBW decision, which didn’t go India’s way.
Kohli gets one demerit point as well
Besides the fine, Kohli also received a demerit point. It is Kohli’s second offence since the introduction of the Revised Code in September 2016.
The Indian skipper admitted the same and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees.
His acceptance meant that there was no need for a formal hearing.