India v New Zealand: ICC gives clean chit to Virat Kohli for using walkie-talkie during Feroz Shah Kotla T20I

Though use of mobile phones is banned in the dressing room, players and support staff have access to walkie-talkies under ICC rules.

PTI, Nov,02 2017

New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave a clean chit to India skipper Virat Kohli who was seen using a walkie-talkie during the first T20 International against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday.

Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and Ashish Nehra speak during the first  T20 against New Zealand. AFP

Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and Ashish Nehra speak during the first T20 against New Zealand. AFP

Kohli was sitting in the dug-out during Indian innings and TV footage showed him talking on the walkie talkie.

"While walkie-talkie is used by support staff to communicate between dug-out and the dressing room, Kohli had sought permission from venue Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) manager before using it," an ICC official, who did not wish to be named, told PTI.

There were some media reports that suggested Kohli had violated ICC regulations by using a communication device during a match. Though use of mobile phones is banned in the dressing room, players and support staff have access to walkie talkies under ICC rules.

India defeated New Zealand by 53 runs to take 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. It was host's maiden win over Kiwis in game's shortest format.

Published Date: Nov 02, 2017 | Updated Date: Nov 02, 2017




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6680 119
3 New Zealand 6650 117
4 England 6483 116
5 Australia 6077 113
6 Pakistan 4875 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112