Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) captain KL Rahul was fined Rs 24 lakh for maintaining a slow over rate in the IPL match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on April 24, 2022. Along with Rahul, the other Playing XI of the team were also fined Rs 6 lakh or 25 % of the match fee each, whichever is lower.
KL Rahul. Photo: PTI
This is the second time in the tournament within 10 days that KL Rahul’s team has been fined for the slow over rate. On April 16, 2022, in a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), KL Rahul was fined Rs 12 lakh for the offence. Since it was his first breach of rules, he was charged half the amount what he was charged yesterday.
The slow over rate has often been in news during IPL.
In 2021, during the IPL, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and Eoin Morgan were charged Rs 12 Lakhs each for maintaining slow over rates in their games.
WHAT IS SLOW OVER RATE IN IPL?
OVERATE : The over rate is the average number of overs bowled by the bowling side in an hour of play.
Whar are the IPL rules? As per the rules prescribed by the IPL governing council applicable from March 20, 2022, the fielding side needs to complete 14.11 overs within an hour. The rules say that the fielding side should complete 20 overs within 1 hour and 30 minutes (including strategic time-outs).
After the match, match umpires calculate the over rate of the match. If the batting side is bowled out within the prescribed time limit by the bowling side or if the minimum over rate is not breached by the bowling side, no further action is taken.
Umpire Chettihody Shamshuddin . Photo: PTI
If the fielding side is found to have crossed the minimum over rate mark, this shall constitute an offense under Article 2.2 of the Code of Conduct, and the match referee willl promptly issue a Notice of Charge in accordance with Article 4.1 of the Code of Conduct charging the bowling side of slow over rate.
Here are the penalty charges applicable to the bowling side:
ADJUSTMENTS MADE BY UMPIRES
While calculating the minimum over rate, adjustments are also made by the umpires. These adjustments are made for any time-outs which do not occur and the allowances will be given for the actual time lost as a result of the following:
After a second sensational knock by KL Rahul where he scored 103 off 62 balls, LSG crushed Mumbai Indians by 36 runs. This was also Mumbai's eight defeat in a row, this IPL.
That's that from Match 37 and @LucknowIPL take this home with a 36-run win over #MumbaiIndians Scorecard - https://t.co/O75DgQTVj0 #LSGvMI #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/9aLniT8oHi— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2022