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IPL 2024: BCCI puts heavy fine on Virat Kohli for breaching code of conduct

Virat Kohli slapped with 50% of his match fee by BCCI for umpire outburst.

It is no secret that Virat Kohli is known for his passionate and expressive nature on the cricket field. The senior pro often displays intense emotions during the games, which some might interpret as being short-tempered.

At times, he has crossed his limits and breached the code of conduct and for which, he has been slapped with heavy fines in his career. During the recent clash between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Kolkata Knight Riders, Kohli made the headlines for a wrong reason.

The former RCB captain vented his frustration after his controversial dismissal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The veteran was absolutely livid after he was given out to a ball that appeared to be a waist-high full toss bowled by KKR’s Harshit Rana.

As it turned out, the right-hander ended up conceding a top edge towards the bowler in the third over. The on-field umpire raised his finger and hence Kohli was given out. However, Kohli preferred to take the review and the third umpire made the final call, which is “OUT”.

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Virat Kohli loses 50% of his match fee for the code of conduct

Soon after that, Virat Kohli who scored 18 off 7 balls had a heated argument with the umpire before making his way back to the dugout. RCB lost the thriller by a run, in what was a heartbreaking result. Following the game, Kohli was fined 50% of his match fee for his code of conduct.

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“Mr Virat Kohli, Batter, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, has been fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during Match 36 of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on April 21, 2024,” IPL said in a statement.

According to the IPL statement, Virat Kohli committed a Level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. The veteran admitted to the offence and accepted the match referee’s sanction. “For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” the statement added.

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