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Virat Kohli fined 25% of match fee for dissent against umpire on Day 3

Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel

Press Trust of India  |  Centurion 

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Virat Kohli

India skipper has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against the umpire during the third day's play of the second Test against South Africa here.

"India captain has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the during the third days play in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion on Monday," ICC said in a statement.

The incident happened in the 25th over of South Africa's second innings yesterday when continuously complained to umpire about the ball being affected by a damp outfield following a rain delay, before throwing the ball into the ground in an aggressive manner.

was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game."

After the day's play, pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth umpire Allahudien Palekar.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points.

First Published: Tue, January 16 2018. 14:29 IST
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