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, January 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.

Updated Date: Jan 16, 2018





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