DRS Controversy:ICC not to take action against Virat Kohli or Steve Smith

The ICC has decided to take no action against Indian Captain Virat kohli and  Australian Captain Steve Smith over ogoing DRS  controversy.

Here is what ICC said in the statement:

The ICC has considered both incidents in the context of this match and concluded it will be taking no further action against either player. The ICC has confirmed that no charges have been laid against any player under the ICC Code of Conduct following the second Test match between India and Australia in Bengaluru.

Specifically in relation to Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, the ICC has considered both incidents in the context of this match and concluded it will be taking no further action against either player. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “We have just witnessed a magnificent game of Test cricket where players from both teams gave their all and emotions were running high during and after the match.

“We would encourage both teams to focus their energies on the third Test in Ranchi next week. Ahead of that, the match referee will bring both Captains together to remind them of their responsibilities to the game.”

Following India’s win in Bengaluru, Virat Kohli said Australia took help from dressing room before making decision on DRS review in the test.

Earlier today, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland had said “I find the allegations questioning the integrity of Steve Smith, the Australian team and the dressing room, outrageous. Steve is an outstanding cricketer and person, and role model to many aspiring cricketers and we have every faith that there was no ill-intent in his actions.” Later the BCCI put out a statement saying: “The BCCI, after due deliberation and seeing the video replays of the episode, steadfastly stands with the Indian cricket team and its captain Mr Virat Kohli.”

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