Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan has been fined Rs. 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over rate during his team’s IPL match against Chennai Super Kings on April 21.
This was KKR’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences.
Faf du Plessis’ fantastic 95 not out and Deepak Chahar’s impressive four-wicket haul led CSK to an 18-run win over KKR on Wednesday. The win propelled CSK to the top of the table with six points from four matches, while KKR slipped to sixth.
“Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 21,” IPL said in a statement.
“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Morgan was fined Rs.12 lakh,” it added.
As per the IPL guidelines, the captain of the erring team is docked Rs. 12 lakh in fine on the first instance of slow over rate. On the second instance during the season, the fine for the captain is doubled (Rs. 24 lakh) while every other member of playing XI is fined 25 percent of match fee or Rs. 6 lakh — whichever is lesser.
When the offence is committed for the third time in a season, the captain has to pay a fee of Rs. 30 lakh and serve a one-match ban, while rest of the members of the playing XI are charged with a fine of Rs. 12 lakh or 50 percent of match fee — whichever is lesser. This same sanctions apply for any subsequent offences.