IPL: Gambhir, Kohli fined for violating code of conduct

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Bengaluru, May 3 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir was penalised 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during the side’s five-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here on Monday night.

“Gautam Gambhir from the Kolkata Knight Riders team was fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru last evening,” the IPL statement read.

“Gambhir admitted the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.8) of abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” it added.

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Gambhir’s opposite number Virat Kohli was fined Rs.24 lakh after his team maintained a slow over rate during the match. This was Kohli’s second penalty for the same offence.

“Since it was his second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate, Kohli was fined Rs. 24 lakh, while the rest of the team was fined Rs.6 lakh each or 25 percent of their match fee,” the statement read.



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