Mumbai Indians' David and Pollard Fined for Code of Conduct Breach

Mumbai Indians’ David and Pollard Fined for Code of Conduct Breach

Mumbai Indians’ Tim David and Kieron Pollard have been penalized for violating the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) code of conduct during their match against Punjab Kings. The duo was fined 20% of their match fee for committing a Level 1 offense under Article 2.20, which prohibits conduct that goes against the spirit of the game.

The specific nature of the offense was not disclosed in the IPL’s media release. However, Article 2.20 states that the severity of the offense is determined based on factors such as intent, recklessness, and negligence. Both David and Pollard acknowledged their wrongdoing and accepted the sanction imposed by match referee Sanjay Verma.

Mumbai Indians emerged victorious in the match by a narrow margin of nine runs. Despite the incident, the team remains in contention for a playoff spot, currently sitting seventh in the points table with three wins and four losses from seven games. Their next challenge will be against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Monday.

The IPL’s code of conduct aims to maintain fair play and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Players and team officials are expected to adhere to these guidelines to ensure a positive and competitive environment.

Hardik Pandya Fined for Slow Over Rate in IPL 2024 Match

Hardik Pandya Fined for Slow Over Rate in IPL 2024 Match

Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya has been fined INR 12 lakh for a Code of Conduct breach in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Punjab Kings. The incident occurred on Thursday, April 18, at the PCA New International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur.

According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Pandya failed to complete the 20 overs of bowling within the stipulated time. This is the first instance of such an offense by Pandya, which resulted in a fine of INR 12 lakh.

The BCCI statement confirmed the fine, stating that “Hardik Pandya, the Mumbai Indians captain, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Punjab Kings.”

A repeat of the offense could lead to more severe penalties for Pandya and other Mumbai Indians players.

In the match itself, Mumbai Indians emerged victorious, securing their third win of the IPL 2024 campaign. Chasing a target of 193 runs, Punjab Kings struggled to gain momentum, losing wickets at regular intervals.

Despite a valiant effort from Ashutosh Sharma, who scored 61 runs off 28 balls, and Harpreet Brar, who contributed 21 runs off 20 balls, Punjab Kings fell short of the target, being bowled out for 183 runs in the last over.

PCB Fines Naseem Shah, Multan Sultans, and Sikandar Raza for Code of Conduct Breaches

PCB Fines Naseem Shah, Multan Sultans, and Sikandar Raza for Code of Conduct Breaches

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken disciplinary action against Islamabad United pacer Naseem Shah and Multan Sultans for breaches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Code of Conduct.

Naseem Shah was fined 10% of his match fee for kicking the stumps after the final ball of Multan Sultans’ innings during their match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. The charge was imposed under Article 2.2, which deals with abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment, or fixtures and fittings. Naseem pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the sanctions proposed by match referee Roshan Mahanama.

Multan Sultans were also fined for maintaining a slow over rate during the match. Each player in the team was fined 10% of their match fees as they were ruled to be one over short of their target.

In a separate incident, Lahore Qalandars all-rounder Sikandar Raza was fined 10% of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire’s decision during their clash against Quetta Gladiators. Raza raised his arms, shook his head, and gestured that the delivery should have been called a wide ball on three different occasions, violating Article 2.8 of the PSL Code of Conduct.

The PCB has emphasized the importance of adhering to the Code of Conduct and maintaining sportsmanship on the field. These disciplinary actions serve as a reminder to players and teams to respect the rules and regulations of the game.

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