IPL 2024: RR Skipper Sanju Samson Fined 30% Match Fees For Arguing With Umpire Over His Dismissal In Clash vs DC; Netizens Demand Penalty For Wrong Umpiring Decisions

IPL 2024: RR Skipper Sanju Samson Fined 30% Match Fees For Arguing With Umpire Over His Dismissal In Clash vs DC; Netizens Demand Penalty For Wrong Umpiring Decisions

RR skipper Sanju Samson was visibly disappointed as he argued with the on-field umpire over the third controversial decision before walking back to the pavilion.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Wednesday, May 08, 2024, 02:07 PM IST
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Sanju Samson | Credits: Twitter

Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson has been fined for breaching the IPL's code of conduct during the IPL 2024 clash against Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 7.

Rajasthan Royals' suffered a second consecutive loss of the season with a 20-run defeat to Delhi Capitals. With a target of 222, RR were restricted to 201/7 in 20 overs. Skipper Sanju Samson played a brilliant innings of 84 off 46 balls but went in vain as his dismissal put a brake on RR's run-chase.

However, the match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals became a controversy over Samson's dismissal. In the 16th over, Sanju Samson's was given out for the catch by Shai Hope on the boundary. The third umpire reviewed the dismissal as Hope's feet almost touched the boundary line. After being given out by the third umpire, RR skipper was visibly disappointed as argued with the on-field umpire before walking back to the pavilion.

In a statement released by BCCI, Sanju Samson has been admitted to committing the level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL's code of conduct. He statement further added that RR skipper accepted the sanctions of the Match Refree.

"Mr Sanju Samson, Captain, Rajasthan Royals has been fined 30 per cent of his match fees for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during Match 56 of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on May 07, 2024." the statement read.

"Samson committed a Level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL's Code of Conduct. He 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." he added.

Netizens demand penalty for wrong umpiring decisions

Netizens expressed their disappointment over BCCI's decision to penalize Sanju Samson for having a word with the umpire over his controversial decision. Many believed that Indian cricket board should come up with a provision to fine umpires for their wrong decisions, while others feel it was unfair by the BCCI to slap a fine on Samson.

Sanju Samson's controversial dismissal is one of the examples or instances of wrong umpiring decisions in the ongoing IPL season. The umpiring in IPL 2024 has been a huge topic of debate due to a number of questionable calls made by the officials.

In a match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals in Hyderabad, Travis Head was given not out by the third umpire despite his bat didn't ground the crease after the Sanju Samson threw the ball to the stumps.

Even the teams had to take review for wides and no balls as umpires seems to miss these calls.

Rajasthan Royals wait for playoff qualification continues

With a 20-run defeat over Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals' wait to qualify for the playoffs continued. Sanju Samson-led needed just win to officially make it to the knockout stage of the IPL 2024 but two successive defeats had left them waiting to get 'Q' mark beside their team's name on the points table.

Rajasthan Royals will make their last three matches of the league stage against Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. A win against either of the teams will make them qualify for the playoffs.

Rajasthan Royals are currently at the second spot on the points table with eight wins in 11 outings and accumulated 16 points.

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