Virat Kohli found guilty by BCCI
The BCCI imposed a sizable fine after finding Virat Kohli responsible for the RCB vs. CSK game’s violation of the IPL Code of Conduct.
Under IPL Code of Conduct Article 2.2, Kohli acknowledged the Level 1 offense. The decision of the match referee is final and binding for Level 1 violations.
Virat Kohli found guilty
In the IPL 2023 match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Chennai Super Kings at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday, Virat Kohli was found guilty of violating the league’s code of conduct and was fined 10% of his match fees. According to BCCI, the RCB mainstay “acknowledged the Level 1 objection” and agreed to the sanction, so no official hearing was necessary.
Level 1 violations of the Code of Conduct
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, and RCB batsman Virat Kohli was penalized 10% of his match fee for violating the IPL Code of Conduct.
The BCCI released a statement saying: “Kohli acknowledged the Level 1 violation as defined by IPL Code of Conduct Article 2.2. Match Referee actions are ultimate and irreversible due to Level 1 Code of Conduct violations.”
What was the incident?
However, it is likely Kohli’s aggressive celebration after CSK all-rounder Shivam Dube was dismissed was what led to the incident that resulted in a violation of his code of conduct. The release did not provide any additional information about the incident.
When did this happen?
In the 17th over of the CSK inning, left-handed RCB pacer Wayne Parnell delivered a full delivery that impacted Shivam Dube’s pads. The lanky CSK all-rounder, who had been striking the ball like a pro up until that point, caught Mohammed Siraj with the toe of his bat and was taken just inches from the long-on boundary.
Dube posed a game-ending threat with his powerful hitting, so it was a crucial wicket for RCB. The RCB team celebrated their victory, with Kohli rushing over to Siraj and yelling his heart out. The former captain of the RCB could also be seen mouthing a few words.
About the Match
Kohli’s performance was not ideal. When it was his turn to bat, he was unluckily out for 6 in the first over of RCB’s 227-run chase after the ball caught the inside edge, hit his pads, and trickled onto the stumps, leaving youngster Aakash Singh thrilled with the huge wicket.
Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis, the team’s captain, led RCB to victory in the hunt despite losing two wickets quickly. The foreign athletes trampled the CSK bowlers throughout the Chinnaswamy, quickly reaching their respective fifties. The middle order of the RCB, however, lacked the firepower to pursue the target once they were all quickly dismissed. They were short by eight runs.