BCCI stands by Indian Cricket Team and Captain Virat Kohli
Mumbai. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after due deliberation and seeing the video replays of the episode steadfastly stands with the Indian Cricket Team and its Captain Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli is a mature and seasoned cricketer and his conduct on the field has been exemplary. Kohli’s action was supported by ICC Elite Panel Umpire Nigel Llong who rushed in to dissuade Steve Smith from taking recourse to inappropriate assistance.
BCCI has requested the ICC to take cognizance of the fact that the Australian skipper Mr. Steve Smith in his press conference admitted to a ‘brain fade’ at that moment.
BCCI sincerely hopes that the rest of the matches are played in the true spirit of cricket.