Pant, Thakur sentenced to heavy fines, Amre suspended for one game


Captain Rishabh Pant was fined 100 per cent of his match fee on Saturday, while assistant coach Pravin Amre was given a one-game suspension for breaching the IPL code of conduct in the defeat of 15 points from the Delhi Capitals against the Rajasthan Royals. Apart from the one-match ban, Amre was also fined for his entire match fee, while DC pacemaker Shardul Thakur was also penalized with 50% of his match fee, IPL said. in a press release.

The trio were penalized for their conduct in the controversial final game in which the Delhi Capitals needed 36 points to win on Friday night. Needing 36 runs for a Finals win, DC batsman Rovman Powell hit three successive sixes from the first three deliveries, including the third ball which was a full hip-high pitch from Obed McCoy, to bring back the 18 point equation. of the last three balls.

However, the DC camp demanded the third ball be called a no-ball for height, with Pant asking his batters – Powell and Kuldeep Yadav out and assistant coach Amre entering the playing arena to talk to the ‘arbitrator. Pant admitted the “Level 2 violation” under Article 2.7 of IPL’s Code of Conduct and “accepted the sanction”.

Thakur also accepted the sanction for the “Level 2 offense under Article 2.8” of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. Sentenced to a one-match ban, Amre also ‘admitted the Tier 2 offense under Article 2.2 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction’. It started with Kuldeep, who was on the non-attacking side, motioning for the referees to check for a possible high non-ball after the third delivery. Powell also chatted with the referees. But the arbitrators held firm, saying the delivery was legal.

Pant looked livid and called Kuldeep and Powell back, while assistant coach Shane Watson tried to reason with him. Amre then entered the playing arena but the referees told him to come back. Legpinner RR Yuzvendra Chahal tried to keep Kuldeep out, while Royals flyhalf Jos Buttler, who hit a game-winning 116, was also seen talking with Pant near the boundary line.


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