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Gambhir penalised, Kohli fined Rs.24 lakh for slow over-rate


Bengaluru: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here last evening.

The left-handed batsman admitted the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.8) of abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match.

For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.

Meanwhile, Royal Challengers skipper Virat Kohli was also fined after the team maintained a slow over rate during last evening match against Kolkata.

Since it was his second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Kohli was fined Rs 24 lakh, while the rest of the team was fined Rs 6 lakh each or 25 per cent of their match fee.