IPL 2016: Gautam Gambhir fined for kicking chair, Virat Kohli for slow over rate

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir was penalised 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during the side’s five-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday night. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )”Gautam Gambhir from the Kolkata Knight Riders team was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru last evening,” the IPL statement read.”Gambhir 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,” it added.Gambhir’s opposite number Virat Kohli was fined Rs 24 lakh after his team maintained a slow over rate during the match. This was Kohli’s second penalty for the same offence.”Since it was his second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate, 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,” the statement read.last_img read more