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Faf du Plessis, Curran fined for breaching IPL Code of Conduct

Punjab Kings captain Sam Curran has been handed as much as 50 per cent of his match fees for a Level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct which refers to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.”

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bengaluru(RCB) captain Faf du Plessis was fined INR 12 lac for breaching IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to over-rate offences during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.

Article 2.8 further states: “Without limitation, Article 2.8 includes: (a) excessive, obvious disappointment with an Umpire’s decision; (b) an obvious delay in resuming play or leaving the wicket; (c) shaking the head; (d) pointing or looking at the inside edge when given out LBW; (e) pointing to the pad or rubbing the shoulder when caught behind; (f) snatching the cap from the Umpire; (g) requesting a referral to the TV Umpire (other than in the context of a legitimate request for a referral as may be permitted in such Match); and (h) arguing or entering into a prolonged discussion with the Umpire about his/her decision.”

In an official release, BCCI/IPL stated that Curran admitted to the offence and accepted the Match Referee’s sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is “final and binding.”

Notably, both fined captains failed to lead their teams to win the game. RCB lost their game against KKR by a close margin of just 1 run while PBKS lost the game against Gujarat Titans by 3 wickets.

With the defeat, Royal Challengers Bengaluru positioned in the last place of the IPL 2024 points table while Punjab Kings placed a position above them.

Punjab Kings will play their next game of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 26 while RCB will play their next game of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 25.

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