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IPL fines Delhi Capitals players over no-ball row

AFP
Sunday, Apr 24, 2022

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant and assistant coach Pravin Amre were fined their entire match fees Saturday over a furious row with the on-field umpires in their Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals.

Pant and Amre intervened from the dugout during the dispute on Friday evening over a full toss delivery that they believed was a no-ball.

Capitals’ pacer Shardul Thakur was penalised 50 percent of his match fee.

The trio admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.7 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction, IPL said in a statement on Saturday.

Amre was also banned for one match.

The Capitals were chasing the Royals’ 222 and needed 36 runs to win from the last over at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Rovman Powell struck three consecutive sixes off Obed McCoy’s first three balls, the third of them on the controversial hip-high full toss.

The on-field umpires signalled a six but did not declare the delivery a no-ball, prompting an argument between the umpires and batsmen Powell and Kuldeep Yadav.