Virat Kohli Breaches the Code of Conduct for Players

Virat Kohli Breaches the Code of Conduct for Players

Virat Kohli received a demerit point and an official warning for “inappropriate” shoulder contact with South African player Beuran Hendricks during the race during the third T20I in Bengaluru on Sunday. Virat Kohli was convicted of a Level 1 breaches the ICC Code of Conduct.

This incident occurred on the fourth ball of the fifth over of the match, led by Hendricks, when Kohli made a delivery at the deep midwicket and rubbed his right shoulder to Hendricks’ right while completing a run.

According to a statement issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Kohli violated Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Assistance Staff, which concerns “inappropriate physical contact with a player, staff player assistance, a referee, a match referee. Or any other person (including a spectator) during an international match. “

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This is Kohli’s third offense since the introduction of the demerit point system in 2016. He received one point each in the Centurion Test against South Africa last January and against Afghanistan in a World Cup match on June 22, 2019.

Under the revised code, when a player reaches at least four demerit points in 24 months, he or she is converted to a suspension point, and a player is banned. These demerit points remain on a player’s disciplinary record for 24 months from their imposition, after which they have been written off.

Virat Kohli admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson, which meant that a formal hearing was not necessary. The referees laid the charges on the field, Nitin Menon and CK Nandan, the third referee Anil Chaudhary and the fourth official, C Shamshuddin.

For his part, captain Kohli had led India (18 September) to a complete victory in the second match of the T20I against South Africa, after the shutout of the first match. However, the active Indian batting unit failed miserably on Sunday as South Africa won with nine wins on a wicket while continuing on 135 wins.

A 1-1 draw and India marked the three-game series lost the opportunity to claim their first-ever T20I Series victory over South Africa at home.