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, November 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.

Updated Date: Nov 02, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Kolkata
5 3 2 0 6
2
Hyderabad
4 3 1 0 6
3
Punjab
4 3 1 0 6
4
Chennai
3 2 1 0 4
5
Rajasthan
4 2 2 0 4
6
Mumbai
4 1 3 0 2
7
Bangalore
4 1 3 0 2
8
Delhi
4 1 3 0 2



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111