BCCI punishes Rishabh Pant and entire DC team with heavy fine for code of conduct violation against KKR in IPL 2024 | Cricket

The BCCI punished captain Rishabh Pant and the entire Delhi Capitals team after they were found guilty of maintaining a slow over rate for the second consecutive time in IPL2024. Their second over-rate offense, deemed a violation of the IPL code of conduct, took place during Match 16 of the 17th season of the IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders in Vizag.

Rishabh Pant returns after being dismissed against KKR (BCCI/IPL)

Rishabh pantscaptain of Delhi Capitals, was fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Cricket Stadium Reddy ACA-VDCA, Visakhapatnam, April 3. the BCCI said in an official statement.

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The pants were slapped with a 24 lakh fine while the other members of the DC XI, including the Impact player (Abishek Porel), were fined. 6 lakh or 25% of their match fee, whichever is less.

“As this was his team’s second offense of the season under the IPL code of conduct relating to minimum rate offences, Pant was fined INR 24 lakhs. The rest of the members of the Playing XI, including the impact player, were each individually fined either INR 6 lakhs or 25 percent of their respective match fees, whichever is less.

DC maintained a slow pace in their last match against Chennai Super Kings at the same venue and The pants attracted a 12 million fine. Fines were imposed on individual DC players.

KKR demolishes DC

Sunil Narine showed his batting prowess with a blistering 85 while teenager Angkrish Raghuvanshi (54 off 27) impressed with a fluent fifty on his IPL batting debut as KKR posted an imposing 272/7, five runs less than the highest total in tournament history.

The Capitals never looked like they were in the game, either with the ball or with the stick. They collapsed under total mammoth pressure.

Skipper Rishabh Pant (55) scored his second consecutive half-century while Tristan Stubbs (54) also reached a fifty, but it was a lost cause as DC collapsed for 166 in 17.2 overs to suffer his third defeat of the season.

It was DC’s third loss in four matches. They currently occupy 9th place in the IPL 2024 points table with one of the worst net run rates.

“Our bowlers were all over the place. We just didn’t turn up that day. Today was one of those days,” Pant said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“As a batting unit, we just wanted to keep working hard as a team. I would rather give it my all as a team than not going for the target,” he added.

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