Gujarat Lions all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been penalised 50 percent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Mumbai Indians at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur last evening.
Bravo almost came close to exchanging blows with Mumbai Indians player and his West Indian mate Kieron Pollard, but ultimately things never went out of hands, as it was seen in terms of a light banter.
Bravo was charged with the Level 2 offence (Article 2.2.7) for inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a player in the course of play during a match.
For Level 2 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the match referee’s decision is final and binding.
Bravo is the key bowler for Gujarat Lions. He took 15 wickets in 13 matches.
Bravo along with Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy were not selected for the tri-series at home. But Pollard and Sunil Narine were selected. As a result, Gayle, Russell, and Sammy mocked West Indies Cricket Board.
Bravo and Pollard are intimate friends, they are often seen doing something ‘unusual.’
In IPL, Pollard played for Mumbai Indians while Bravo played for Gujarat Lions.
They have won 2012 World T20 together.
Bravo’s team Gujarat Lions has already qualified for playoff and will play against Sunrisers Hyderabad while Pollard’s team Mumbai Indians is ousted from the tournament with Kolkata Knight Riders victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens.