The ICC has released the statement, saying that no action will be taken against Steven Smith and Virat Kohli after their incident in the second Test of the four-match Test series between India and Australia at Bangalore.
The ICC released a statement, saying the incidents have been taken in the context of the match. The statement quoted, “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 Dave Richardson also released a statement, saying, “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.”
Hopefully, after the controversial incidents in the Bangalore Test, the two teams can now concentrate on playing the game in Ranchi, with the game evenly poised 1-1.