AHMEDABAD, India (IANS/CMC):
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reprimanded India batsman Virat Kohli for "showing dissent at an umpire's decision" during the third one-day international against the West Indies here Monday. After being given out lbw to off-spinner Sunil Narine in the ninth over, Kohli stood his ground for a considerable time before leaving the middle.
"This was considered to be a show of dissent, a fact accepted by the player himself. As Kohli pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction there was no need for a formal hearing," said an ICC release.
FIFA pledgeon corruption
The anti-corruption expert FIFA appointed to advise Sepp Blatter on cleaning up world soccer's governing body says he will address previous allegations of wrongdoing. Responding to attacks on his integrity, Mark Pieth says looking at FIFA's past is "necessary" to understand the "risk scenarios".
The Basel University professor says his Independent Governance Committee has "absolutely no objection to an investigation".
Former FIFA consultants Transparency International left Blatter's reform process last week, claiming Pieth's panel was not truly independent. The anti-corruption watchdog also said FIFA wasn't interested in resolving past scandals. Pieth says he will meet soon with investigative journalists who are "experts on FIFA's past".
Umpires' car stoned?
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP):
Police are investigating whether a car carrying two umpires was stoned in Chittagong after Pakistan beat Bangladesh in their one-day international series finale. Mesbahuddin Serniabat, security chief of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, said yesterday that police were checking whether the rear window of the car was smashed accidentally or deliberately on Tuesday. Serniabat said the car was carrying South African umpire Johan Cloete and Bangladeshi umpire Enamul Haque to their hotel after the match, which Pakistan won by 58 runs to sweep the series 3-0.