CSK Captain MS Dhoni who is going to play his second match against Punjab Kings on Friday, must keep his bowlers under scanner in order to avoid getting banned for a match or two in the ongoing IPL season. The legendary captain was fined Rs. 12 lakh by the Board of control for cricket in India for maintaining a slow over rate in the first match against Delhi Capitals. The new instruction from the management demanded him to keep a strict check on his bowlers in the match against Punjab which is set to take place in Wankhede Stadium.
Team Chennai Super Kings started the tournament with a loss against Delhi Capitals led by Rishabh Pant. Unfortunately, Captain MS Dhoni who is making his come back after IPL 13, got out on the second ball he faced. In a way of adding fuel to the fire, reports suggested that Dhoni has been fined Rs. 12 Lakh by the authorities of Indian Premiere League.
Dhoni has been fined by BCCI for the slow over rate of his team. As the blunder made by Chennai based team for the first time in the IPL 2021, the skipper was spared with a fine amount but if the captain becomes a repeat offender by committing the mistake within next two matches, he could get banned for two to four games which will be decided by the match referee.
MS Dhoni will be keeping a strict check on his bowlers in the upcoming match against Punjab as their one more transgression will cost him at least two matches. The new rule about over-rate in the Indian Premiere league became strict as it requires a team to bowl its 20 overs within 90 minutes. The earlier rule demanded teams to start the 20th over within 90 minutes whereas now, a team must complete bowling the 20 overs within the given time.
To act according to the rule, a team must bowl 14.1 overs in one hour. If a team commits the slow-over rate mistake the second time, the skipper will also be forced to pay Rs. 24 lakh as fine amount along with each members of the team paying Rs. 6 lakh as fine or 25 % of their match’s salary. The decision regarding ban will be taken by the match referee.
If a team found guilty for the third time, the skipper of the team should pay Rs. 30 lakh as penalty and he will be banned for at least two matches. The rule also requires each player to pay Rs. 12 lakh as fine or 50 % of their match salary if their team commits the mistake of slow over rate for the third time.
However, allowances such as the time lost as a result of treatment given to a player, the time lost as a result of a player getting injured and leaving the the field, the time lost as a result of third umpire referrals, reviews from umpires/players, the time wasted by the batting side and all the other circumstances which didn’t have the control of the fielding side will be taken into consideration, according to Clause 12.7.3.