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Kohli fined with 25 percent of match fee


Indian captain Virat Kohli is fined with 25 percent of match fee of game against Afghanistan for breaching ICC’s code of conduct.Kohli apologizes to Smith on behalf of Indian fans

India had a close win against Afghanistan on Saturday by defending a total of only 225 after failing with the batting to their usual standard of batting in the tournament so far.

Follwing the match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is fined with 25 percent of match fee for advancing towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner while appealing for a leg-before decision against Afghanistan on Saturday (June 22). One demerit point was also added to his record, taking his tally to two.

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He was found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in Southampton and Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Excessive appealing during an International Match”.

The incident happened during the 29th over of Afghanistan innings when Kohli advanced towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner when appealing an lbw decision. Kohli admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

 

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