KL Rahul has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day of the fourth Test against England at The Oval.
The opener was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.”
KL Rahul Fined 15 % Of Match Fee And One Demerit Point Added To His Disciplinary Record After He Showed Dissent On Being Given Out
In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the opener, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period. The incident occurred in the 34th over of India’s second innings on Saturday, when the batsman showed dissent on being adjudged caught behind the wicket following a DRS review.
The incident happened in the 34th over of India’s second innings, in the morning session on Day 3, when KL Rahul was dismissed after edging a James Anderson delivery on 46. After an initial not-out call on the field, the decision was overturned after a successful DRS from England. KL Rahul, however, believed the sound came off his bat hitting the pad and not the edge, and shook his head in disbelief as he was given marching orders.
KL Rahul admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. There was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Alex Wharf, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth official Mike Burns levelled the charges. Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
KL Rahul’s Opening Partner Rohit Sharma Slams First Overseas Test Ton
KL Rahul has been in fine form this series and is only behind Joe Root and Rohit Sharma in the run-scorers list. With one century and another fifty, KL Rahul has scored 315 runs in the series so far at an average of 42.85.
KL Rahul’s 46 helped India get off to a good start in the second innings at the Oval, with opening partner Rohit Sharma going on to score a century and Cheteshwar Pujara hitting a half-century to take India to a good position at the end of Day 3. India lead England by 171 runs ahead of Day 4, with Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja at the crease.
Rohit Sharma slammed a century off 205 balls with the help of 12 fours and a six that he used to bring his ton. He went on to score 127 runs off 256 deliveries. Rohit Sharma notched up his eighth Test hundred and, more significantly, his first away from home on Saturday.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli started well but Chris Woakes soon dismissed Ravindra Jadeja on Day 4 of the ongoing fourth Test match, at The Oval on Sunday. India was placed at 296/5 leading by 199 runs as Ajinkya Rahane, disappointed again as he returned back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers despite playing 8 balls.