British daily accuses Kohli of ball tampering, ICC rejects probe
New Delhi: After South African captain Faf du Plessis, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has been accused of ball tampering by a British daily.
Showing indecisive evidence, the British Daily has said that 28-year old used sweet residual to shine the ball during the first Test against England at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
What report of English daily reads?
- Footage has emerged of India captain Virat Kohli appearing to shine the ball using residue from a sweet during his country's draw with England in the first Test.
- Television cameras caught Kohli, who finished on 49 not out on the final day in Rajkot, putting his right hand towards his mouth.
- The 28-year-old can be seen rubbing his fingers in his mouth, inside of which is a sweet. He then appears to shine one side of the ball.
Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) rejected any probe on the given evidence (video) calling it nine days old. ICC said that no action could be taken.
Earlier, in the International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing on the ball-tampering issue, Faf du Plessis was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.
TV footage showed Du Plessis applying saliva to the ball with what was created by a lolly in his mouth. It happened in the 54th over of the second innings of the Hobart Test. According to law 42.3 of The Laws of Cricket, a player can’t use anything else except sweat and saliva to shine the ball.
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