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ICC BALM Kohli, Smith go scot-free

ICC BALM Kohli, Smith go scot-free
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The International Cricket Committee (ICC) announced on Wednesday that it will not take any action against Indian captain Virat Kohli and his Australian counterpart Steven Smith for their actions during the second Test in Bangalore.

Dubai: The International Cricket Committee (ICC) announced on Wednesday that it will not take any action against Indian captain Virat Kohli and his Australian counterpart Steven Smith for their actions during the second Test in Bangalore.

Kohli and Smith were involved in a heated exchange during Australia's second innings after Smith was adjudged lbw by the umpire off an Umesh Yadav delivery.

Smith appeared gesturing towards the Australian dressing room, apparently asking for advice before deciding to invoke the Decision Review System (DRS) against the umpire's ruling. Kohli’s challenge Smith resulted in an altercation between the duo.

"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 said in a statement.

"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."

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