Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli has received an official warning and one demerit point for violating ICC Code of Conduct when he made an inappropriate shoulder contact with pacer Beuran Hendricks during the third T20 International against South Africa here. Kohli was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct in the match which South Africa won by nine wickets on Sunday. The incident occurred in the fifth over of India’s innings, when Kohli made contact with bowler Beuran Hendricks while taking a run. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘Inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) 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 Kohli, for whom it was the third offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersKohli now has three demerit points after having got one demerit point each during the Pretoria Test against South Africa on January 15, 2018 and against Afghanistan in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on June 22. “Kohli admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” the ICC said.
Birsingha: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee once again assured the people of Bengal on Tuesday that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would not be implemented in the state. Banerjee’s assertion comes on the day when another NRC death reportedly occurred at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri.”Some people are triggering fear among people by saying that one has to produce the certificate of 1971 to prove one’s citizenship. I would tell people that no NRC would be implemented here in the state. You should not be worried over the issue. I am assuring you that we would not allow its implementation. Those who are living in the state have nothing to worry about. All the people can stay happy and healthy. What some people are propagating Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujain the name of NRC is completely false and a rumour. Please don’t believe what is being said,” Banerjee told a gathering at Birsingha village of West Midnapore, while attending a programme to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. The Chief Minister also clarified that census is carried out every ten years to ascertain information like the number of children, number of women and how many people study in schools and colleges. During the census, information is also compiled on how many people are involved in cultivation and how many of them are labourers. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIncidentally, a 40-year-old man from Dhupguri has committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree adjacent to his house. The family members alleged that Shyamal Roy, the deceased, had been under fear of being driven out of the state after the implementation of NRC. The district administration is yet to confirm the actual reason of his death. The local residents also claimed that he had been going through mental depression after he failed to collect some documents. He left the house late on Monday evening and hanged himself. It may be mentioned here that nine people excluding Roy have so far committed suicide out of fear of being driven out of the country. They have been identified as Milan Mondal from Murshidabad, Annada Roy from Moynaguri, Mintu Sarkar from Balurghat, Amena Beyua from Hingalgunj, Mintu Mondal from Basirhat, Nayeb Ali from Sashan in North 24-Parganas, Kalachand Midde from Falta and Kamal Hossain and Soleman Sarkar from Itahar.