IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan Fined INR 12 Lakh For Slow Over-Rate Offence
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IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan Fined INR 12 Lakh For Slow Over-Rate Offence

Eoin Morgan Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for BCCI
Eoin Morgan Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for BCCI

Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders captain has been fined 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during his side’s IPL game against Chennai Super Kings which KKR lost by 18 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.

This was KKR’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences.

KKR captain Eoin Morgan Twitter/@KKRiders
KKR captain Eoin Morgan. Twitter/@KKRiders.

Eoin Morgan Became 3rd Skipper After Rohit Sharma And MS Dhoni To Be Fined For Slow Over Rate Offense

Kolkata Knight Riders campaign seems to be going from bad to worse. After a win, the team suffered 3 losses and KKR skipper Eoin Morgan was penalized for slow-over rate during the match against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium.

Eoin Morgan becomes the third captain after Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma and CSK’s MS Dhoni who had faced the same punishment earlier. Eoin Morgan potentially risks missing a match if he repeats the offence again.

“Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 21,” IPL said in a statement.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma File Photo
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma File Photo

“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. Morgan was fined 12 lakh,” it added.

According to the IPL guidelines, the captain of the erring team is docked 12 lakh in fine on the first instance of slow over-rate. On the second instance during the season, the fine for the captain is doubled ( 24 lakh) while every other member of the playing XI is fined 25 per cent of the match fee or 6 lakh — whichever is lesser.

When the offense is committed for the third time in a season, the captain has to pay a fee of 30 lakh and serve a one-match ban, while the rest of the members of the playing XI are charged with a fine of 12 lakh or 50 percent of match fee — whichever is lesser.

CSK Dismissed KKR For 202 Winning By 18 Runs To Register 3rd Win In IPL 2021

In match number 15 of the ongoing IPL, CSK first posted a mammoth total of 220/3 in their allotted 20 overs and then bundled out KKR for 202, thus registering their third win of the tournament. It was KKR’s third straight defeat as the two-time champions are struggling to find consistency in IPL 2021. KKR was reduced to 31 for 5 after their top-order was blown away by Deepak Chahar.

Deepak Chahar, Twitter @BCCI
Deepak Chahar, Twitter @BCCI

The likes of Shubman Gill (0), captain Eoin Morgan (7), and Sunil Narine (4) failed in the powerplay as KKR looked like they would suffer a defeat by a huge margin. Nitish Rana(9), Rahul Tripathi(8) also failed as KKR was reduced to 31/5 chasing a stiff 221 runs to win after CSK’s openers Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 64 and Faf du Plessis’s unbeaten 95 took CSK to a commendable total.

Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik rescued the team and gave their fans slender hopes of a miraculous victory. The partnership was worth 81 runs for the 6th wicket in just 6 overs before Andre Russell (22-ball 54) was bowled around his legs by Sam Curran in the 12th over. Dinesh Karthik hit 40 from 24 but the former captain fell in the 15th over.

Pat Cummins hit 6 sixes and 4 boundaries for his 34-ball 66 not out but he ran out of partners as KKR were bowled out for 202 in the 20th over. KKR will be looking to bounce back when they take on former champions Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Saturday, April 24.

Chennai Super Kings 220 for 3 (du Plessis 95, Gaikwad 64) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 202 (Cummins 66*, Russell 54, Chahar 4-29, Ngidi 3-28) by 18 runs.