Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fees for excessive appealing against Afghanistan during yesterday’s match.
The ICC released a statement regarding the same that said:
Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘Excessive appealing during an International Match’.
It’s a breach of Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, that carries a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
Kohli admitted and accepted the sanction proposed by the match referee Chris Broad and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
Kohli now has two demerit points after having got one demerit point during the Pretoria Test against South Africa on 15 January 2018.
When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned.
Hopefully for India, it doesn’t come to that anytime soon.