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.
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.