Virat Kohli Fined 15 Percent Of Match Fee For Dissent
Indian batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 15 percent of his match fee after being found guilty of dissent during his side's 105-run win over New Zealand in Dambulla on 25th August.
Kohli pleaded guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct and as such a formal hearing was not required, with the fine being imposed by match referee Alan Hurst.
"After being given out in the sixth over, the player stood his ground and looked at the umpire for a considerable time before eventually leaving the middle. This was considered to be a show of dissent, a fact accepted by the player himself,"an ICC statement read.
Hurst added: "Accepting umpires' decisions is part and parcel of playing cricket and on this occasion Virat clearly showed dissent when he had been given out."
Kohli was given out caught behind off the bowling of TIm Southee having made eight runs. India went on to be dismissed for 223 before bowling New Zealand out for 118 to seal their place in the tri-series final on Saturday (28th August).
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