Gautam Gambhir has appealed against his one-match ban for a confrontation with Shane Watson during the third Test between India and Australia.
The Indian opener stuck an elbow into Watson's chest while completing a second run en route to his double hundred in Delhi.
He was charged with a level two offence under a clause which deals with playing the game in the right spirit, while Watson was charged with a level one offence.
Watson, who shoved a clenched fist toward Gambhir as the batsman went past for his first run, was fined 10 per cent of his match fee following a hearing with match referee Chris Broad.
Broad delayed the decision regarding Gambhir's punishment because he wanted to review video evidence before reaching a verdict.
Gambhir had previously been found guilty of a similar offence against Pakistan's Shahid Afridi.
Broad said: "The decision to find Gambhir guilty of a level two offence is indicative of the fact that any degree of physical contact is unacceptable.
"Had Gambhir been charged with and found guilty of a charge under 2.4, due to his previous offence, I would have been obliged to impose a minimum penalty of a two-Test match ban.
"In the view of the umpires, the facts of this case - the lightness of the physical conduct and the element of provocation - would not justify such a penalty.
"I have also taken into account the previous offences of Gambhir and therefore, I am satisfied that the penalty imposed is an appropriate outcome in the circumstances of this matter."
The International Cricket Council confirmed Gambhir's decision to appeal later on Friday.
"The ICC today confirmed that it has received official notification from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of its appeal against the finding that opener Gautam Gambhir was guilty of conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket," read an ICC statement.
"The ICC legal counsel will now appoint a code of conduct commissioner to hear the appeal within 48 hours. Once the commissioner has been named, details of when and where the appeal hearing is to take place will be released.
"The commissioner will determine and hear the appeal inside seven days of his appointment."
The final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series Nagpur starts in November 7.
Under ICC regulations Gambhir's appeal must be heard within seven days, meaning it could be heard after the final Test. In that scenario, the left-hander would be available to play in Nagpur.