Virat Kohli fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Dambulla: Young Indian middle-order batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during India’s match against New Zealand in the ongoing tri-series on Wednesday.
Kohli was found guilty for level 1 offence for "showing dissent at an umpire`s decision" by match referee Alan Hurst.
Kohli, who was given out caught behind in the sixth over of the match, stood his ground for a considerable time before leaving the ground in annoyance.
The charge was brought by on-field umpires Asad Rauf and Asoka de Silva, third umpire Kumar Dharmasena and fourth official Gration Liyanage.
"Accepting umpires` decisions is part and parcel of playing cricket and on this occasion Virat clearly showed dissent when he had been given out," said Hurst.
India beat New Zealand by 105 runs that paved their way to the final of the tri-series.