Amid the controversy surrounding the DRS call in the India-Australia second Test at Bangalore, the ICC on Wednesday said it will take no action against Steve Smith and Virat Kohli as no charges have been laid against the two captains under its code of conduct.
ICC’s StatementThe 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.
As the controversy turned into a full blown verbal war between the two cricket boards, the BCCI, through a media release on Wednesday, had requested the ICC to take note of Australian skipper Smith's "brain fade" in seeking dressing room's advice for a DRS referral during the second Test.
David Richardson, ICC Chief Executive 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.
The ICC could have looked into the matter had the Indian team laud any official charge against Steve Smith.
(With inputs from PTI)