Indian captain Virat Kohli may face a one-match ban, following an argument with the umpire through the last over of Day three of the second Check. The argument passed off after India’s assessment resulted in an umpire’s name in favour of batsman Joe Root.
On the ultimate over of the day, a supply from Axar Patel deflected off Root’s pad, onto Rishabh Pant’s gloves. India made an attraction and finally opted for a assessment after umpire Nitin Menon remained unmoved.
The assessment confirmed that there was no bat concerned, and the ball’s influence on the pad resulted in umpire’s name in England’ favour.
This led to a heated engagement between Kohli and Menon, which can now put the Indian captain in hassle.
Article 2.eight within the ICC’s Code of Conduct covers “dissent at an Umpire’s determination”, and contains “arguing or getting into into a protracted dialogue with the Umpire about his/her determination”.
Thus, the punishment for such an offence may convey Stage 1 or Stage 2 prices on Kohli, leading to one to 4 demerit factors. The Indian captain already has two demerit factors to his identify.
A complete of 4 demerit factors inside 24 months end in a participant being suspended for 1 Check/2 ODIs or T20Is.
Earlier, India remained in agency management on the finish of Day three, taking three wickets in England’s second innings after establishing a 482-run goal for the guests.
Ravichandran Ashwin scored a superb century throughout India’s second innings, as the house aspect put 286 runs.