MS Dhoni is the first victim of the newly introduced IPL law.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni suffered a two blow in match 2 of the IPL2021. Dhoni who returned to competitive cricket after 5 months (he last played in IPL2020) got out on a Duck to Avesh Khan. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suffered a heavy loss against Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets with 8 balls to spare. After batting first, CSK posted a decent total of 188/7 in 20 overs. In reply, Delhi Capitals’ openers shared a record 138 runs stand for the opening wicket and that set the match for Delhi Capitals.
MS Dhoni was fined INR 12 Lakhs for a code of conduct breach of the Indian Premier League. Chennai Super Kings’ slow-over rate caused the fined of their skipper MS Dhoni.
“Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 10. As it was his team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, Mr. Dhoni was fined Rs 12 lakh,” IPL released a media bite.
It was the first instance for MS Dhoni-led CSK so IPL would let MS Dhoni go with just fine of INR 12 Lakhs. If such instances happen again then MS Dhoni would face a ban of one match or two matches.
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The IPL governing council introduced a new law ahead of the IPL2021, As per this rule, each franchise has to finish an inning in 90 minutes including two time-outs of 2.5 minutes. The over rate per hour must be 14.1 overs according to the new IPL Rule.
“As a measure to control the match timings, the 20th over in each innings is now included in 90 minutes, earlier the 20th over was to start on or before the 90th minute. The minimum over rate to be achieved in IPL Matches shall be 14.11 overs per hour (ignoring the time taken by time-outs),” The BCCI said this before start of the IPL2021.
The penalty for the first instance of slow over-rate is INR 12 Lakhs. If this happens for the second time (to a similar franchise) then the penalty will be increased by 100% i.e, INR 24 Lakhs whereas the team members of that franchise will face a penalty of INR 6 Lakhs or a 25% match fee (whichever is lesser).
The third offense of slow over-rate will see a penalty of INR 30 Lakhs and a couple of match bans on its skipper and team members will have to carry a penalty of INR 6 Lakhs or a 50% match fee (whichever is lesser).