Eoin Morgan Fined INR 24 Lakh For Maintaining Slow Over-Rate For The 2nd Time In IPL 2021
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Eoin Morgan Fined INR 24 Lakh For Maintaining Slow Over-Rate For The 2nd Time In IPL 2021

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper, and his teammates have been fined for the side’s slow over-rate during their seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match here.

According to an official statement, Eoin Morgan has been fined Rs 24 lakh while the rest of his team members in the playing XI were each fined a lesser of either Rs 6 lakh or 25 percent of their individual match fee.

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

Eoin Morgan And Kolkata Knight Riders Fined For Maintaining Slow Over Rate Again

The Kolkata Knight Riders have been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Mumbai Indians at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday.  A few days ago, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was also fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their match against Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Stadium.

“The Kolkata Knight Riders have been fined after they maintained a slow over rate during their IPL 2021 match against Mumbai Indians at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 23,” read a statement issued by the IPL.

Sanju Samson Deepak Malik/SPORTZPICS
Sanju Samson Deepak Malik/SPORTZPICS

“As it was the team’s second offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offenses, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan was fined Rs 24 lakhs. The rest of the members of the playing XI were each fined lesser of either Rs 6 lakhs or 25 percent of their individual match fee.”

Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders captain was 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 in April during the Indian leg of IPL 2021.

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 percent of the match fee or 6 lakh — whichever is lesser.

When the offence 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.

Kolkata Knight Riders Win 2nd Successive Game In UAE Leg Of IPL 2021

KKR produced a clinical performance for the second successive game since IPL’s resumption to tame the mighty Mumbai Indians by seven wickets, riding on fluent fifties from Rahul Tripathi (74 not out) and rookie Venkatesh Iyer (53). The win also saw the two-time former champions enter the top-four in the points table on Thursday.

Venkatesh Iyer scored his maiden IPL fifty in the game vs MI.© Instagram
Venkatesh Iyer scored his maiden IPL fifty in the game vs MI.© Instagram

With this win, KKR has risen to the fourth spot in the points table while Mumbai Indians has slipped to the sixth position. KKR will next play Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings here on September 26.

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