first_img commentary India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 15:58 IST Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli has been fined for excessive appealing during India vs Afghanistan (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli was found in breach of Level 1 of ICC Code of ConductIt was the 2nd offence for Kohli since the introduction of revised Code in 2016Kohli admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match refereeIndia captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC Cricket World Cup match against Afghanistan at Southampton on Saturday.Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Excessive appealing during an International Match”.Pakistan vs South Africa, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreKohli approached umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner in the 29th over of Afghanistan’s chase of 225 after Jasprit Bumrah trapped Rahmat Shah in front. Dar was unmoved but Kohli pleaded with the umpire after India had lost their only review early in the innings.India vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2019: Report | HighlightsIt was a tight call as replays showed there was no bat involved and the ball would have gone on to clip the leg-stump. Nonetheless, the umpire’s call would have stayed.Kohli admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Kohli, for whom it was the second offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016.Kohli now has two demerit points after having got one demerit point during the Pretoria Test against South Africa on 15 January 2018. When a player reaches four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, they are converted into suspension points and a player is banned Two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.advertisementOn-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth official Michael Gough levelled the charges.Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.Also Read | Memes galore as Virat Kohli pleads with folded hands to umpire over DRS callAlso Read | Getting a World Cup hat-trick great feeling, says Mohammed ShamiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India vs Afghanistan scorecard World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli fined for excessive appealing during India vs AfghanistanICC Cricket World Cup 2019: A demerit point has also been added to Virat Kohli’s disciplinary record after he was found in breach of Level 1 Code of Conduct during India vs Afghanistan on Saturday. No data available! view more view less advertisement graphs Nextlast_img read more