Dubai : India opener KL Rahul has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent towards the umpires after his dismissal on day three of the ongoing fourth Test against England at The Oval, the ICC said on Sunday.
The incident happened in the 34th over of India’s second innings on Saturday when 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, with replays showing an edge off the bat.
The Indian batsman, 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.
‘Rahul 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,’ the ICC said in a statement.
‘In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Rahul, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period,’ it added.
On-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Alex Wharf, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth official Mike Burns levelled the charges.
The 29-year old admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referees Chris Broad and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations department as per the COVID-19 interim playing regulations. Therefore, there was no need of a formal hearing.