Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Faf du Plessis has been fined Rs 12 lakhs after his team maintained a slow over rate during an IPL 2023 contest against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday night.
RCB were already handed an on-field penalty for their slow over rate as they had failed to begin the 20th over before the cutoff time and were forced to bring in an extra fielder inside the circle, leaving only four outside.
“The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match 15 against the Lucknow Super Giants at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on Monday,” the IPL said in a statement.
“As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, captain Faf du Plessis was fined Rs 12 lakhs,” it added.
Meanwhile, LSG pacer Avesh Khan has also been reprimanded for breaching the Code of Conduct.
Avesh, who came to bat as the No.11 batter, was seen throwing his helmet on the ground after completing the winning run in the last delivery of the game.
The right-handed pacer admitted to level 1 offence 2.2 of IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.
Notably, LSG defeated hosts RCB Royal by one wicket in a nail-biting IPL 2023 affair to register back to back victories.
RCB was hit by Marcus Stoinis (65 off 30) and Nicholas Pooran (62 off 19) storms as the two helped LSG pull off a sensational chase in a drama-filled last over after the RCB top order — Virat Kohli (61 off 44), Faf du Plessis(79 not out off 46), Glenn Maxwell (59 off 29) — had propelled them to 212/2 in 20 overs.