- Delhi Capitals skipper, player and coach fined to breach code of Conduct which is of level three
- Pravin Amre, Rishabh Pant amongst the one accepting the fine
The match held between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals took a 360-degree turn when the match was not in highlight because of scoring 222 runs target but more because what happened at the last minute of the game while DC player Rovan Powell was chasing the target.
The Sanju Samson-led RR team despite of losing the toss was given the chance by the DC team to bat. Taking the advantage of the given situation, the first three players Jos Butler (116 off 65 balls), Devdutt Padikkal (54 off 35 balls) and Sanju Samson (46 off 19 balls) came out strong and helped their team to build a mammoth run score total of 222 runs.
In fact, Joss butler was able to make his 3rd century of the league, and letting him be on the rise being the only batsman in the entire league so far.
Whereas the DC team on the other end with its three batsmen skipper Rishabh Pant (44 off 24), Lalit Yadav (37 off 24) and Prithvi Shaw (37 off 27), could not chase the run made by the Rajasthan Royals and reached only 207 losing 8 wickets.
The drama we are talking about here started in the last 6 balls when DC needed 36 runs from 6 balls. Rowan Powell was on strike at the time and had already hit 3 sixes in a row towards the boundary, taking the game to victory, but it was here that DC’s backend team objected to the umpire’s bad decision and asked their on-field strikers to leave the field until the decision is made. The DC’s backend team were upset about umpire not giving the third ball a No-ball of because of being above the waist line but the chaos was seen continuing for a while till the game was resumed further.
Noticing the hamper, IPL issued three different fines for the ones who participated in breaching the code of conduct which includes:
- Rishabh Pant who was fined 100 percent of this match fee
- Shardul Thakur, who was fined 50 percent of his match fee, and
- The asst. coach Pravin Amre, with 100 percent of the match fee and a ban for one match.
Based on news reports, the three accepted for breaching the level 2 category of conduct and accepted the penalty.