Published On : Thu, Mar 9th, 2017

DRS row: BCCI files official complaint against Steve Smith

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has filed a complaint with the International Cricket Council against Australian captain Steve Smith and batsman Peter Handscomb in the controversial DRS episode during the 2nd Test in Bengaluru.

Smith was seen seeking the Australian dressing room’s advice after being adjudged LBW during his team’s second inning in the match which India won 75 runs.

The issue had become huge as Indian skipper Virat Kohli had given Smith a very animated send-off from the field and had then stated during the post-match press conference that the Australians had done the same thing in other instances as well.

Handscomb had later gone on record stating that it was he who had asked Smith to seek advice from the dressing room.

Kohli had stopped just short of calling Smith a cheat, and the issue kept simmering as Cricket Australia came out in Smith’s defence and BCCI promptly issued a statement defending Kohli and the Indian team.