Rishabh Pant Escapes Ban, DC Avoids Over-Rate Penalty

Rishabh Pant Escapes Ban, DC Avoids Over-Rate Penalty

Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant narrowly escaped a one-match ban in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season after his team avoided a third over-rate infringement during their victory over the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Friday.

Pant had previously been fined twice for slow over rates, and a third offense would have resulted in an automatic suspension. However, DC managed to make up for lost time in the final overs of their match against LSG, ensuring that Pant remained eligible to play.

According to IPL regulations, teams that fall behind the over rate are penalized and restricted to fielding only four players outside the inner circle instead of the usual five. For the first offense, the captain is fined Rs 12 lakh, while the second offense doubles the fine to Rs 24 lakh and imposes a Rs 6 lakh or 25% match fee penalty on each player in the playing XI. A third offense incurs a Rs 30 lakh fine and a one-match ban for the captain.

Pant’s impressive performance in DC’s victory over LSG, in which he scored a quickfire 41, helped his team secure their second win of the campaign. Jake Fraser-McGurk also made a significant contribution on his debut, smashing 55 off 35 balls.

With this victory, DC moved up to ninth place in the 10-team standings, while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) dropped to the bottom. Pant and his team will next face the Gujarat Titans in an away match.

Gujarat Titans Skipper Shubman Gill Fined Rs 12 Lakh for Slow Over Rate

Gujarat Titans Skipper Shubman Gill Fined Rs 12 Lakh for Slow Over Rate

Gujarat Titans captain Shubman Gill has been penalized with a hefty fine of Rs 12 lakh for violating the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) over-rate regulations during their match against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday. This marks the first offense for the Gujarat Titans under the IPL’s Code of Conduct for slow over rates.

Gill’s team suffered their maiden defeat in the ongoing IPL season, succumbing to a 63-run loss against the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings. Despite leading the Gujarat Titans to victory in their opening match against Mumbai Indians, Gill’s side faced a setback in their second outing.

The IPL’s statement regarding the fine emphasized that it was Gill’s team’s first offense of the season under the relevant Code of Conduct. As a result, Gill was imposed with a fine of Rs 12 lakh.

This incident highlights the importance of maintaining the prescribed over rate in IPL matches. The league’s regulations aim to ensure a fair and consistent pace of play, preventing teams from intentionally delaying the game.

Gill’s fine serves as a reminder to all IPL captains and teams to adhere to the over-rate guidelines. Failure to do so can result in significant financial penalties and potential disciplinary action.

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