The Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin can face fine for breaching the BCCI regulation during the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20 final.
While Ravichandran Ashwin currently has no national duty, he is busy in domestic cricket. On Friday (25th October), during the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20 final, Ashwin served in Tamil Nadu who played against Karnataka. After Karnataka won the toss, they sent Tamil Nadu to bat first.
Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay (0) lost his wicket in the first over of the match. Surprisingly, Ravichandran Ashwin came to bat at no.3 position. The right-handed batsman scored eight runs off 13 balls before V Koushik dismissed him. During that small innings, Ashwin breached BCCI regulation on clothing.
During that game, the 33-year-old used a helmet that openly showed the BCCI logo. According to the BCCI guidelines, a player can’t show the BCCI logo on his helmet during the domestic cricket match. If he uses the helmet in domestic cricket which already has the BCCI logo, he has to put a tape on that logo to cover it.
Match referee can fine Ravichandran Ashwin
If any player doesn’t follow this rule, he can face a fine which can be sanctioned by the match referee.
A BCCI functionary said according to IANS, “The clothing regulations clearly say that you have to tape the BCCI logo if you plan to use the same helmet in domestic matches as the one you wear while playing for India. The match referees as well as players have been briefed about the same over the years and if someone is guilty of committing the mistake, he can be fined by the referee.”
Now, Ravichandran Ashwin’s fine is depended on the match referee. Chinmay Sharma was playing the match referee role in that final.
Karnataka beat Tamil Nadu
Coming back to that game, Tamil Nadu scored 252 runs in 49.5 overs. Opener Abhinav Mukund and the no.4 batsman Baba Aparajith provided the 124 runs partnership for the third wicket. While Mukund scored 85 runs off 110 balls, Aparajith played the knock of 66 runs off 84 balls.
In the final over of that innings, Karnataka pacer Abhimanyu Mithun claimed a hat-trick. While it was his 30th birthday, he had the bowling figures of 9.5-0-34-5.
Chasing down that target, Karnataka were batting on 146/1 (23 overs) when rain interrupted that game. Opener KL Rahul scored 52 not out (72 balls) while Mayank Agarwal was batting on 69 runs off 55 balls.
There was no further play as Karnataka won that final by 60 runs (VJD method). It was Karnataka’s fourth trophy win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy history – second-most for a team after the five Vijay Hazare Trophy-winning for Tamil Nadu.