Virat Kohli fined 25 percent of match fee by ICC for showing dissent against umpire on Day 3 of Centurion Test

Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

PTI, Jan,16 2018

Centurion: India skipper Virat Kohli has been fined 25 percent of his match fee for showing dissent against the umpire during the third day's play of the second Test against South Africa.

"India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion on Monday," ICC said in a statement.

Indian Captain Virat Kohli (L) reacts as umpires suspend play due to bad light during the third day of the second Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Supersport cricket ground on January 15, 2018 in Centurion, South Africa. / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Virat Kohli has been fined for showing dissent against umpire Michael Gough on Day 3. AFP

The incident happened in the 25th over of South Africa's second innings on Monday when Kohli continuously complained to umpire Michael Gough about the ball being affected by a damp outfield following a rain delay, before throwing the ball into the ground in an aggressive manner.

Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game."

After the day's play, Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth umpire Allahudien Palekar.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points.

Published Date: Jan 16, 2018 | Updated Date: Jan 16, 2018




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 3607 120
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114