Kohli fined for excessive appealing in match against Afghanistan

Kohli fined for excessive appealing in match against Afghanistan

Kohli fined for excessive appealing in match against Afghanistan

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jun, 2019 | 8:26 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Virat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fee for excessive appealing in Saturday’s tense World Cup contest against Afghanistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced. The two-time champions survived a scare against Afghanistan, who eventually fell 11 runs short of a major upset after restricting India to 224-8 in the low-scoring contest.

India was desperate for a breakthrough when Jasprit Bumrah struck Rahmat Shah on the pad and Kohli looked unhappy after the leg-before appeal was turned down. The governing body said in a statement, that “Saturday’s incident occurred in the 29th over of the Afghanistan innings when Kohli advanced towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner when appealing an lbw decision,”

The Indian captain was found to have breached the ICC code of conduct article relating to excessive appealing during an international match. The ICC added, “Kohli admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,”

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