Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant has been fined 100 percent of his match-fee for breaching the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Friday (April 22).
Pant admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.7 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.
Notably, Pant made headlines for calling back his batters after the umpires did not check for possible waist-high delivery in the dramatic final over of their IPL 2022 match against RR.
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Needing 36 runs from the final over, DC batter Rovman Powell hit three successive sixes from the first three deliveries off Obed McCoy. DC needed another 18 more from the final three deliveries.
At this juncture, Kuldeep Yadav, who was at the non-striker’s end, gestured to the umpires demanding that the last delivery be checked for a possible no-ball on height. Powell joined in having a chat with the umpires too. The umpires stood their ground, saying the delivery was legal.
Pant then gestured Powell and Kuldeep to come out though assistant coach Shane Watson tried to reason him out. Another DC coaching staff member Praveen Amre went into the playing arena but was told to go back by the umpires. The match though resumed after a long delay and DC lost by 15 runs.
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Meanwhile, Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals has also been fined 50 percent of his match-fee for breaching the Code of Conduct. The all-rounder admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.
Also, Pravin Amre, Assistant Coach, Delhi Capitals has been fined 100 percent of his match-fee. He will also face a one-match ban for the offence. Amre admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.2 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.