The International Cricket Council (ICC) has vowed to ensure former India captain Virat Kohli’s breach of privacy at a hotel in Perth remains a one-off. Kohli took to his Instagram page to share a statement criticizing those who initially claimed to have filmed the video. Team India participated in the Super 12 Group 2 match of the T20 World Cup 2022 against South Africa in Perth on Sunday.
An ICC spokesman said cricket’s international governing body was “deeply disappointed” by the incident. “The ICC is deeply disappointed by the blatant invasion of privacy of a member of the Indian touring party in Crown Perth during their team’s pre-event training ahead of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” a spokesperson said. “We will continue to work with hotels and security providers to ensure that this remains an isolated incident and that player privacy is fully respected at all times.”
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The Indian team did not raise the matter with the ICC or Cricket Australia, but they brought the people responsible for the incident to the hotel where they said they had fired.
“We apologize to the guest responsible and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident,” the hotel said in a statement. “Crown took immediate action to correct the issue. The individuals involved were stood down and removed from Crown’s account, and the original video was quickly removed from the social media platform.
“Crown is conducting an investigation with a third-party contractor and will take all necessary steps to ensure this does not happen again. We also apologize and cooperate with the Indian cricket team and the International Cricket Council. We will continue to work with them during the investigation.”