IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant to be banned from 1 IPL game? Can happen if…

IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant has been fined 24 lakh for his second over rate offence in the ongoing 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Pant maintained a slow-over in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on 3 April. This is second offence where Pant was fined for slow over rate.

As this was their second offence, apart from Pant, other team members were also be fined 25 percent of their match fees or 6 lakh, whichever is less.

As per the statement issued by the IPL, “As it was his team’s second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-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 per cent of their respective match fees, whichever is lesser.”

Earlier on 1 April, Pant was fined 12 lakh as the DC captain was found guilty of breaching the IPL Code of Conduct. On March 31, DC registered their first win in the tournament against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Visakhapatnam, however, Pant was slapped with a penalty for maintaining a slow over rate.

What will happen if Rishabh Pant repeat the offence again?

If the slow over rate offence is repeated again, the captain will be then fined 30 lakh and will also face a one-match ban. Apart from him, the rest of the team members will be fined 50 percent of their match fees or 12 lakh, whichever is less. Penalties for slow over rates will stay consistent for each additional offence.

What does IPL rulebook say on minimum over rate?

As per the IPL rulebook, “The minimum over rate to be achieved in IPL Matches shall be 14.11 overs per hour (ignoring the time taken by time-outs). In uninterrupted matches, this means that the 20th over should finish within 90 minutes (being 85 minutes of playing time plus 5 minutes of time-out) of the start of the innings. For delayed or interrupted matches where an innings is scheduled to be less than 20 overs, the maximum time of 90 minutes shall be reduced by 4 minutes 15 seconds for every over by which the innings is reduced.”

It also added that while calculating the actual over rate for the match, allowances shall be given as follows: time lost as a result of treatment given to a player by an authorised medical personnel on the field of play; time lost as a result of a player being required to leave the field as a result of a serious injury; time taken for all third umpire referrals and consultations and any umpire or player reviews; time lost as a result of time wasting by the batting side; and The time lost due to all other circumstances that are beyond the control of the fielding side.

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Published: 04 Apr 2024, 12:45 PM IST

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