IPL 2024 – Rishabh Pant suspended for one match due to slow over-rate, to miss RCB fixture

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant has been suspended for one match for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct after his team maintained a slow over-rate during the match against Rajasthan Royals in Delhi on May 7.

Additionally, he has also been fined INR 30 lakh while the rest of the members of the DC playing XI of that game, including the Impact Player, have also been individually fined either INR 12 lakh or 50% of their respective match fees, whichever is lesser. This was Pant’s third over-rate breach this IPL. As a result, Pant will miss a crucial fixture, against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, on Sunday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

A BCCI release said that DC filed an appeal challenging the ruling of the match referee as per Article 8 of the IPL Code of Conduct, following which the appeal was referred to the BCCI ombudsman for review. The ombudsman conducted a virtual hearing and affirmed that the decision of the match referee remains final and binding.

Each team in the IPL is allowed 85 minutes (4.25 minutes per over) to complete their 20 overs of the innings. In the match against RR, DC took 117.82 minutes to complete their 20 overs, which was in violation of the minimum over-rate requirements under the Code of Conduct.


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