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Explained: IPL slow over rate rule and penalties



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Cricket News: How does the IPL slow over rate rule work? | Explained: IPL slow over rate rule and penalties

Delhi Capitals (DC) captain David Warner was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over rate during the team’s bowling against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday.

On Sunday, the league fined Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) stand-in skipper Virat Kohli Rs 24 lakh for a similar offence during the team’s match against the Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Why was there a difference in the penalty levelled on Warner and Kohli and what does the IPL rules about this issue state?

According to the regulations, each team is supposed to complete their quota of 20 overs in 90 minutes. This includes space for both the strategic timeouts ranging two-and-a-half minutes each. However, the time that is gone in DRS reviews as well as umpire reviews and player injuries is not counted within the ambit of these 90 minutes.

The IPL rules say that the bowling team captain is fined Rs 12 lakh in the first instance of this offence. On the second occasion, a penalty of Rs 24 lakh is levied on the skipper.

Moreover, charges are also imposed on other players of the team barring the captain during the second offence. They are fined Rs 6 lakh or 25 per cent of their match fees, whichever is lesser. This penalty is also imposed on the impact players participating in the game.

The charges begin piling up as the frequency of the offence increases. On the third instance, the captain has to pay a fine of Rs 30 lakh and is also banned for a game. The players involved in the match also have to pay up Rs 12 lakh or 50 per cent of their match fee, whichever is lesser.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) can also impose sanctions on a captain who temporarily hands over leadership responsibilities onto another player to escape the ban.

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