Indian Captian Virat Kohli may get banned before the semi-finals

In a close match, India defeated spirited Bangladesh by 28 runs and officially entered to the top four. Now when just two hurdles left for India for the third title, bad news might break in anytime to change the whole scenario.

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Indian captain Virat Kohli might find himself in trouble just before the semi-final. He might be punished for excessive appealing and arguing with the on-field umpires. The 12th over of the match against Bangladesh saw Mohammed Shami asking for a leg before wicket to dismiss the opener, Soumya Sarkar. Marias Erasmus rejected the appeal and declared the batter not out. But the Indian captain was not happy with the decision and took the ‘Decision Review System’ (DRS). The Snickometer showed the ball hitting Soumya Sarkar’s pad and bat simultaneously. The third umpire Dar, therefore, didn’t change the previous decision taken by Marias and declared him not out. But Kohli was not convinced and went on to argue with the on-field editor. As a result, he was fined 25% of the match fees for the excessive appeal.

Problem for Kohli

He had done a similar thing in the match against Afghanistan as well. He was found guilty for the same fault in a test match against South Africa in 2018. In both cases, he had earned demerit points. These demerit points are valid for the next two years from the date of the first punishment. Then it gets cleared from Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record but these two years can become vital.

According to ICC Code of Conducts, four demerit points in two years may be converted into suspension and a player gets banned. So If Kohli doesn’t check on his attitude during the match against Sri Lanka, He might get banned. Technically this will be the fourth time in that case that he would receive a demerit point which means Indian team might have a tough World Cup ahead.

Also read: List of ICC cricket world cup winners of all time

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In a close match, India defeated spirited Bangladesh by 28 runs and officially entered to the top four. Now when just two hurdles left for India for the third title, bad news might break in anytime to change the whole scenario.

The Story

Indian captain Virat Kohli might find himself in trouble just before the semi-final. He might be punished for excessive appealing and arguing with the on-field umpires. The 12th over of the match against Bangladesh saw Mohammed Shami asking for a leg before wicket to dismiss the opener, Soumya Sarkar. Marias Erasmus rejected the appeal and declared the batter not out. But the Indian captain was not happy with the decision and took the ‘Decision Review System’ (DRS). The Snickometer showed the ball hitting Soumya Sarkar’s pad and bat simultaneously. The third umpire Dar, therefore, didn’t change the previous decision taken by Marias and declared him not out. But Kohli was not convinced and went on to argue with the on-field editor. As a result, he was fined 25% of the match fees for the excessive appeal.

Problem for Kohli

He had done a similar thing in the match against Afghanistan as well. He was found guilty for the same fault in a test match against South Africa in 2018. In both cases, he had earned demerit points. These demerit points are valid for the next two years from the date of the first punishment. Then it gets cleared from Player Support Personnel’s disciplinary record but these two years can become vital. According to ICC Code of Conducts, four demerit points in two years may be converted into suspension and a player gets banned. So If Kohli doesn’t check on his attitude during the match against Sri Lanka, He might get banned. Technically this will be the fourth time in that case that he would receive a demerit point which means Indian team might have a tough World Cup ahead. Also read: List of ICC cricket world cup winners of all time Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram