In the recent encounter of the Indian team against Afghanistan which was triumphed by the Indian team by a margin of 11 runs, the Indian team captain Virat Kohli has been charged with a fine of 25% of his match fee for breaching level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC Cricket World Cup. Kohli has been found to breach the Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel in the match against Afghanistan related to, Excessive appealing during an International Match.”
The incident occurred in the 29th over
This decision came forth when an incident occurred in the Saturday’s match when Kohli in the 29th over advanced towards the on-field umpire Aleem Dar in a very aggressive manner for a LBW appeal. The Indian captain, Virat Kohli has accepted the offence and the sanction proposed by the match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees. There is however no formal hearing taking place since Kohli has admitted his offence and agreed to pay the fine as well which is 25% of the match fee against Southampton on Saturday.
Kohli has two demerit points now
Kohli has now two demerit points after getting one demerit point during the Pretoria Test against South Africa on 15 January 2018. The charges were levelled by the on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and the fourth official Michael Gough. The Level 1 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct consists of a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50% of the player’s match fee and one or two of the demerit points.
India on the other hand, won the match against Afghanistan which was in fact a tight battle with India scoring only 224 runs for eight wickets and defeating the opponent by 11 runs.