India Captain Virat Kohli fined for complaining to an umpire and throwing the ball into the ground

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NPL Sports: India captain Virat Kohli has been fined for complaining to an umpire and throwing the ball into the ground “in an aggressive manner” during a dispute over the playing conditions in the second cricket test in South Africa.

The International Cricket Council says Kohli argued with umpire Michael Gough after play resumed following a rain delay on Day 3 on Monday.

India was fielding and the skipper was unhappy that play resumed so soon after the rain, leaving India’s players struggling on a damp outfield and with a wet ball.

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The ICC says Kohli was given one demerit point and fined 25 percent of his match fee. He accepted the punishment and there was no need for a formal hearing.

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