Team India opener Ishan Kishan has been let off with a warning by ICC match referee Javagal Srinath for deliberately trying to deceive the umpires in the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad.
According to New Zealand media, the star wicket-keeper could have been banned for four matches. He was charged for trying to deceive the on-field umpire to gain an unfair advantage but Srinath closed the matter without taking any serious action.
He tried to make the square leg umpire believe that Tom Latham disturbed the stumps and appealed for his dismissal.
However, the replays showed that Kishan had himself knocked a bail off. Even Indian captain Rohit Sharma was left surprised.
The ICC Code of Conduct says it a level 3 offence and the player could be banned for 4 to 12 ODIs or T20Is.
The matter was not reported by umpires Anil Chaudhary and Nitin Menon. Meanwhile, Srinath spoke to Ishan, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid.