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 14:53:27 IST

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.

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

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.

Updated Date: Jan 16, 2018 14:53:27 IST






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2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252