ENG v IND 2021: India’s KL Rahul fined 15% match fees for showing dissent after dismissal on day 3

India opener KL Rahul has been fined 15% of his match fees for the ongoing fourth Test match against England at the Oval after showing dissent to the third umpire’s decision of giving him out caught behind.

Rahul was dismissed after edging a James Anderson delivery on 46. After an initial not-out call, the decision was overturned after a review from the England players, with replays showing an edge off the bat. The incident happened in the first session on day three at The Oval.

Rahul was not happy with the decision as he felt that the bat had hit the pad on the way down and gestured to the on-field umpire what had happened. He had been dismissed for 46 runs after giving India a solid start in the second innings at the Oval.

KL Rahul was not convinced of his dismissal as the third umpire ruled him out in the morning session of day 3. Rahul thought his bat had hit the pads, but the replays using snicko showed that the bat had hit the pads, but after that, the ball also took the outside edge on its way to keeper Jonny Bairstow.

Rahul was fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day of the fourth Test against England at The Oval. He was found in breach of Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.”

The sanction was proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees and ratified by the ICC Cricket Operations Department. In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Rahul, for whom it was the first offense in a 24-month period.

The decision was made by on-field umpires Alex Wharf and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Michael Gough, and match referee Chris Broad. Rahul accepted the charges leveled by the officials and therefore, there was no need for a formal hearing.