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Kohli warned for dissent

2011-12-06 10:56

New Delhi - Young India batsman Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for showing dissent at an umpire's decision, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

Kohli, 23, stood his ground for "a considerable time" after being given out leg-before during the third one-day international against the West Indies in Ahmedabad on Monday.

"Accepting umpires' decisions is part and parcel of playing cricket and on this occasion Virat clearly showed dissent when he had been given out," match referee David Boon said in an ICC statement.

Kohli pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offence of the ICC's Code of Conduct and accepted the proposed sanction from Boon, the statement added.

The West Indies won the match by 16 runs to stay alive in the five-match series, which India leads 2-1.

The last two matches will be played in Indore on Thursday and Chennai on Sunday.

Kohli, regarded as one of India's finest young batsmen, has played four Tests and 72 one-dayers since his debut in 2008.

AFP

Comments
  • Gladwin - 2011-12-06 11:28

    More of this should happen for the "lords" of international cricket, India, to start seeing the benefits of the drs. But it is because the bcci is running the icc. It is becoming a disgrace what is becoming of the beautiful gentleman's game of cricket.

      Jay - 2011-12-06 11:39

      True, whilst I really admire KOHLI, he has bourne the brunt of the BCCI's arrogance. Correct more such occassions are needed in Indian Cricket; maybe a Controversial Tendulkar LBW at 99. I feel the ICC should ENFORCE the DRS process to the BCCI. Whilst the ICC represents International Cricket, surely ALL such rules of the game should be Mandatory in future. The FIFA Goal line technology, when implemented in 2012, will become Mandatory to all FIFA Nations.

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