Rayudu, Harshal, Harbhajan fined

Rayudu, Harshal, Harbhajan fined

Rayudu, Harshal, Harbhajan fined
Mumbai Indians’ batsman Ambati Rayudu and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s paceman Harshal Patel have been fined for breaching the Code of Conduct following an ugly spat that occurred between the two during their Indian Premier League match here on Monday.

While Rayudu was fined 100 per cent of his match fee, Patel has been reprimanded and fined 25 per cent of his earning for their showdown at the end of the game at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.

Rayudu has been fined for using obscene and abusive language towards Patel –– a Level 2 offence under Article 2.2.8 of IPL Code of Conduct.

Patel, meanwhile, has been reprimanded and fined for bringing the game into disrepute by his aggressive reaction to Rayudu’s words –– Level 1 offence under Article 2.1.8.

The incident took place when Rayudu, while celebrating MI’s five-wicket win over RCB, appeared to have directed some comments against Patel that enraged the medium pacer who tried to charge menacingly at the Mumbai batsman before his captain Virat Kohli pulled him back.

According to a statement from IPL organisers, both the players admitted to the offences and accepted the imposition of the sanctions. 

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh has also been fined for mantaining a slow over rate during the match against the Challengers.

At the end of the match, Mumbai Indians were assessed to be one over behind the required rate after time allowances were taken into consideration.

Since it was Harbhajan’s first offence of the season, under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, the Mumbai captain was fined $20,000.