IPL management will investigate the referee of Nigel Llong: CoA

NEW DELHI: The Committee Of Administrators (CoA) Has Acknowledged That The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) Has Sent Them An Email Regarding ICC Elite Panel Referee Nigel Llong Breaking A Door In The Referee Chamber After Quarreling With Royal Challengers Bangalore Skipper Virat Kohli During The Competition Against Sunrisers Hyderabad On Saturday.

A CoA Member Confirmed That The Mail Had Been Sent And That The IPL Management Will Look Into The Matter." Yes, An Email Has Come And The IPL Management Will Look Into The Matter And The Procedure That Needs To Be Followed," The Member Explained.

Llong Lost His Calm After He Was Faced With Kohli During A Controversial No-Ball Call Against SRH During Their Indian Premier League Game In Bengaluru.

Llong, Who Was Angry After The Argument, Returned To The Chamber Of Referees M. Chinnaswamy Stadium During The Innings Break And Kick At The Door In Anger, Verbally Expressing His Frustration.

Following The Incident, KSCA Secretary R Sudhakar Rao Sent An Email To CoA Demanding Action Against Llong. The English Umpire Had Paid Rs 5000 After He Was Confronted By The KSCA About The Damage.

Llong, Who Has Officiated In 56 Tests, 123 ODIs And 32 T20Is Till Now, Will Also Be Official In The IPL Final Scheduled For May 12.

A Senior KSCA Official Said It Was Just About Informing The CoA About What Transpired And They Weren't Really Looking To Stretch The Matter.

" We Just Wanted To Report The Matter To IPL Management And The CoA. There Was No Other Intention Behind The Mail," The Official Said.