Why Virat Kohli Fined by ICC? Indian cricket team’s star batsman Virat Kohli has been fined by International Cricket Council (ICC) after breaching the code of conduct during yesterday’s Asia Cup game against Pakistan. ICC docked 30 per cent match fee for breaching for showing dissent to umpire Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat.

Virat Kohli fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct in India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2016

Indian batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 30 per cent of his match after he was find of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s victory of Pakistan in the Asia Cup T20 tie in Mirpur on Saturday. Kohli was found  to have violated Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match”. All this transpired in the 15th over of India’s chase when Kohli was given leg-before wicket on a ball of Mohammad Sami, after being adjudged out he showed his bat to the umpire and while walking back seen mouthing few words while looking a glace at the umpire which was found to be against the spirit of the game.

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India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka to remain unbeaten in the 2016 Asia Cup T20. Kohli led India from the front with his match-winning knock of 49 runs.

Virat Kohli fined 30% of match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Earlier, Kohli did admit to the offense and accepted the sanction imposed on him by match referee Jeff Crowe, who a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, leading to no need of a formal hearing.  Kohli was reported by on-field umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Sharfuddoula, third umpire Enamul Haque and fourth official Anisur Rahman.  Level 1 breaches, carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of  50 per cent match fee.

Former Pakistani players Hanif Mohammad, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf have praised India’s Virat Kohli for playing a sensible and mature innings on a difficult pitch against a top bowling attack to guide his side to victory over the arch-rivals in the Asia Cup.

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