Mumbai: Indian captain Virat Kohli has landed himself in a spot of bother before the World Cup semi-finals, just after India defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston.
During the 12th over, bowler Mohammed Shami appealed for a leg before wicket versus Bangladesh opening batsman Soumya Sarkar after the ball hit Sarkar on his pads. However, umpire Marias Erasmus rejected the appeal and declared Soumya Sarkar not out.
Following the rejection, skipper Kohli decided to go for the ‘Decision Review System’ (DRS). The DRS showed the ball had hit Soumya’s bat and pad simultaneously. Hence, third umpire Aleem Dar also stayed with the decision of Erasmus as India lost their review.
Although captain Kohli assumed the ball had touched the pad first, he also argued with the on-field editor after showing dissent.
Earlier, Kohli had got into a debate with the on-field umpires during the match against Afghanistan, following which he was fined 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing. He earned a demerit point according to the ICC's revised Code of Conduct, introduced in September 2016.
Kohli now holds two demerit points as he had got one earlier during the Test match against South Africa on January 15, 2018.
He has breached Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. He breached Article 2.1 subsection of Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This offence is linked to “Excessive appealing during an International Match”.
Note: Level 1 breach holds a minimum penalty of an official rebuke, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
When a player gains four or above demerit points within two years, they are converted into suspension points and a player gets banned.
Two suspension points get converted to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whichever is first.
Demerit Points will stay on a Player or Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record for a period of two years from their enforcement following which they will be erased....