The controversies related to the test match series between Australia and India seems never ending! While the first test match was under the scanner for the pitch, the second one is up in the news for the action by the Australian players related to the DRS system. In the second test match, Steve Smith was caught seeking help from the dressing room while referring to a DRS. Although the Indian captain and the onfield umpires reacted quickly against it, but no action was taken against either of the two Australian players who were on the field.
India vs Australia: DRS Controversy Continues
After the matter was neglected by the ICC, BCCI has finally lodged a complaint against the two players. The move is interesting, as it is challenging the statement issued by the ICC stating that there would be no action taken against the Indian skipper or Smith. However, this is for sure to be an important issue.
According to sources, the BCCI has sent documents along with the video footage of the incident and has pressed for a level 2 charge for the Australian players under the global body’s Code of Conduct. The news is also confirmed by a top source, who stated that BCCI has emailed a document and lodged a complaint against the Aussies captain.
According to the rules, the BCCI can put on an official charge, as that is to be put up within 48 hours after the completion of the match. Talking about the same, a BCCI official has stated that they have done exactly what should have been done and have followed the time within which they were to be done. He also said that Peter Handscomb has himself admitted his guilt on his official twitter handle.
It seems that the cricket Australia’s statements defending Smith has not gone down too well with the BCCI. While they feel that it is completely okay to support their captain, the exact reason that they have been agitated is the fact that it seemed that the Australian board is trying to defame the Indian captain, which did not go well with the BCCI.