rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Cricket » Kohli reprimanded for showing dissent

Kohli reprimanded for showing dissent

December 06, 2011 12:32 IST

Indian batsman Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct by showing dissent to an umpire's decision after his dismissal in the third ODI against the West Indies in Ahmedabad on Monday.

"India batsman Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's ODI against the West Indies in Ahmedabad on Monday," the ICC said in a statement.

Virat KohliKohli pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offence and accepted the proposed sanction from match referee David Boon after play concluded. He was found to have breached 2.1.3 of the code which

relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision".

After

being given out in the ninth over, the player stood his ground for a considerable time before eventually leaving the middle.

This

was considered to be a show of dissent, a fact accepted by the player himself. As Kohli pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was brought by on-field

umpires, Tony Hill and Sudhir Asnani and third umpire Vineet Kulkarni.

"Accepting

umpires' decisions is part and parcel of playing cricket and on this occasion Virat clearly showed dissent when he had been given out," said Boon.

© Copyright 2015 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.