IPL 2019: Virat Kohli fined after RCB’s first win

KSW Desk

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Royal Challengers Bangalore, captain, Virat Kohli on Saturday night faced a penalty fine for slow over-rate during the encounter against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali.

It was the first win of the season for Kohli’s men and came with some bitterness for captain Virat Kohli, who was fined INR 12 lakh (approx. $17,300) for maintaining a slow over-rate after putting Kings XI Punjab in to bat on Saturday.

It was Kohli’s first over-rate offence of the season and the fine was imposed by match referee Prakash Bhatt. Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma were previously fined for their first offences.

A second offence over-rate would result in a fine of INR 24 lakh (approx. $34,600) for the captain and of INR 6 lakh (approx. $8,650) or 25% of the match fee from every other player in the team, whichever is lesser.

A third offence will cost the captain INR 30 lakh (approx. $43,370) and a ban from the team’s next game, while each player in the XI will be fined INR 12 lakh (approx. $17,300) or 50% of the match fee, whichever is lesser.