Star batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire after being adjudged lbw during his side’s Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan in Mirpur.The incident happened in the 15th over of India’s innings yesterday when Kohli, after being given out leg before, displayed dissent by first showing his bat and then leaving the crease while looking back at the umpire and uttering some words that were contrary to the spirit of the game.The player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.Kohli today admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Sharfuddoula, third umpire Enamul Haque and fourth official Anisur Rahman.For all first offences, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.ALSO READ:
Ryan Binkley following the court hearing on the sale of the Alaska Dispatch News in September. The Binkley company recently announced it is purchasing three other Alaska publications. (Photo By Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)The owner of Alaska’s largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, is purchasing three other publications.Listen nowIn a Monday announcement, the Binkley Company says it is buying two weeklies – the Alaska Journal of Commerce and Chugiak-Eagle River Star – and the monthly Alaskan Equipment Trader. All three are currently owned by Morris Communications.The Binkley Company bought the former Alaska Dispatch News in bankruptcy court last summer. To cut costs, it outsourced printing and laid off some staff. It also returned the newspaper’s name to the Anchorage Daily News.Daily News co-publisher Ryan Binkley said in the statement that the company is excited to add “new areas of coverage and new audiences” and plans to increase efficiency by adding the smaller publications to the larger group.Binkley said Tuesday he was traveling and unavailable for comment.The Binkley Company did not disclose the purchase price. The sale is expected to be finalized Friday.Morris Communications announced in August it was selling three other Alaska newspapers: the Juneau Empire, the Peninsula Clarion and the Homer News.