Allegations of ball tampering levelled against Indian Test captain Virat Kohli by the British tabloid do not hold much ground as per the specific clauses in the International Cricket Council- ICC’s Rules and Regulations, about playing conditions.
Yesterday, the tabloid accused that some footages indicated that Kohli appeared to shine the ball using residue from a sweet during the first Test against England.
ICC has confirmed that no inquiry into the incident can take place because the five-day window for the process to begin has long passed.
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 first Test ended on November 13 and if Alastair Cook-led side had any complaints, they needed to make it official by November 18.