Lucknow Giants vs MI match pushed the team and captain KL Rahul one step closer to getting banned. Even the team and Rahul’s brilliant performance against Mumbai Indians cannot save them from this new trouble.
Governing council of IPL has put a fine of Rs 6 lakh on a few cricketers including KL Rahul who is bound to pay Rs 24 Lakh as a fine. Read to know the real reason.
Actually, KL Rahul is found guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate which is a very crucial rule in cricket. He has committed this mistake first time in the 26th match against MI. Then, he was fined Rs 12 lakhs. Second time as well, LSG made the offense against MI in yesterday’s match doubling the amount of fine.
As per the IPL rules, if the team does it thrice then the value of the fine will increase to Rs 30 lakhs. Besides the penalty, the team’s captain will also face a ban for the next match. And the penalty rules are not only imposed on the captain, all the players will have to pay the fine or 50% of their fees. (Whichever is less is applicable)
What is Slow Over Rate?
It is the average number of overs a team has to bowl per hour in the match. The rate is different for different forms of cricket, for example- the slow over-rate for T20 is 14.11 and 14.28 in ODIs. In case innings are reduced, the maximum time can be cut by 4 minutes and 15 seconds.
LSG captain KL Rahul is not the only one facing penalties over slow over rate. Last season, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Eoin Morgan were also fined. However, Rohit Sharma was the only captain to pay a fine twice. If Rahul gets banned, he would be the first cricketer in IPL to face a ban over a slow rate.