Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

After losing the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 69 runs on Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate.

Virat Kohli fined with 12 lakh

“Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 25.

As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Mr Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh.”

The IPL organisers took a note of matches slipping beyond the scheduled finish time in the last few seasons and made sure they came up with strict regulations when it came to over-rates.

According to IPL 2021 Code of Conduct, the minimum over-rate in the 14th season should be 14.1 overs per hour, ignoring the time taken for strategic time-outs. In uninterrupted matches, the BCCI wants teams to finish bowling their quota of 20 overs within 90 minutes.

Kohli will incur a fine of 24 lakh if his team is found to have a slow over-rate a second time; additionally, each member of his team will be fined 6 lakh and 25 percent of their match fee.

For all subsequent over-rate offences during the competition, the captain will be fined 30 lakh and banned from playing the team’s next league match. Each member of the team will be fined 12 lakh and 50 percent – whichever is lesser.

CSK posted 191/4 after winning the toss and opting to bat first where Ravindra Jadeja took all the credit for his 62 not out off 28 balls which included 5 sixes in the final over from Harshal Patel.

In return, RCB could manage only 122 for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Ravindra Jadeja took three key wickets iWashington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers which bags the CSK their 4th victory of the tournament.