The allegations of ball tampering leveled against Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli by a British tabloid did not hold much ground as per the specific clauses in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Rules and Regulations about playing conditions.
After the ‘mintgate’ row involving South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis in which he was found guilty of ball-tempering, a British tabloid had yesterday accused that some footages of the Rajkot Test indicated that Kohli appeared to shine the ball using residue from a sweet.
However, the England team have not filed any complaint and have also declined to comment on the issue.
As per the ICC regulations on ball tampering, if a team wants to lodge a complaint about ball tampering by a rival team or its player; it has to be done within five days of the completion of the Test match.
It should be noted that the Rajkot Test ended on November 13 and if the Alastair Cook-led side had any complaints, they needed to make it official by November18.