Followed by MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma also facing the same problem against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021

Rohit Sharma was fined 12 Lakh after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Delhi Capitals  MA Chidambaram Stadium . Due to the wet ball and dew factor the team was not able to complete the 20 overs within 90 minutes .Slow over rate will be calculated by the umpires once the match finished.

 As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Rohit was fined Rs 12 lakh, the league informed in a statement.Previously MS Dhoni was fined 12 Lakh by facing the Delhi Capitals  on  April 10.

Though , Rohit Sharma was off the field and Pollard was the on field captain the fine will be imposed on the Match captain(Rohit Sharma) .If the same repeats in this season, Rohit Sharma will be banned for one match. 

What is Slow over rate?

Slow over rate is the new rule implemented in this edition of IPL 2021 , to avoid the delay in matches .

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What will happen if the slow over rate repeats once again by the same Team?

  • As per the IPL guidelines, the captain is fined Rs 12 lakh in his first instance of slow over rate  .
  • On the second instance during the season,the fine for the captain is doubled (Rs 24 lakh) while every other member of playing XI is fined 25 percent of match fee of Rs 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 Rs 30 lakh and serve a one-match ban, while rest of the members of the playing XI are charged with a fine of Rs 12 lakh or 50 per cent of match fee – whichever is lesser.
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