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Kohli’s abusive behaviour reported to ICC and BCCI

Kohli’s abusive behaviour reported to ICC and BCCI
The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management’s efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said it was a case of misunderstanding and the issue should be put to rest immediately to let the team focus on the World Cup. “He (Kohli) has clarified on the issue. For India, the ongoing World Cup is very important. We need to put all these issues to rest and indirectly has communicated that he misunderstood the situation. Let’s put this matter to an end,” Thakur said.

The team management issued a brief statement saying, “there was a misunderstanding and no abusive language was used. Virat has spoken to the concerned gentleman immediately and matter ends.” However, the national daily, whose reporter was abused by Kohli, has filed complaints with the ICC and the BCCI.

“I have written a letter to the BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya after consulting our editor-in-chief. I have asked Dalmiya to look into the incident. The reporter in question has also informed the ICC about the incident,” said the sports editor of the concerned daily.

The newspaper is also examining whether Kohli had violated any law applicable in that country and could consider the option of legal action against the star cricketer.
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