Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson fined for maintaining slow over rate

Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson has been fined Rs.12 Lakh for maintaining slow over rate during their two-run win over Punjab Kings at The Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday.

Rajasthan Royals pulled off a sensational victory after Kartik Tyagi defended four runs in the final over. In the 20th over of the game, Tyagi gave away only a run and dismissed Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda and snatched away two points from PBKS.

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“Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on September 21,” IPL released a statement.

“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Mr Samson was fined Rs 12 lakh.”

According to IPL’s code of conduct, Sanju Samson will incur a fine of Rs.24 Lakh if his team is found to have a slow over-rate a second time. Further, each member of the team will be fined ₹6 lakh and 25% of their match fee.

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For all subsequent over-rate offences during the tournament, the skipper will be fined Rs.30 Lakh and will be banned from playing the team’s next match. Each member of the team will be fined Rs.12 Lakh and 50% of their match fee.

Rajasthan Royals skipper in a post-match conference said: “It’s funny that we kept believing (that we could win). I kept the overs of Mustafizur and Tyagi for the end, believing. Cricket is a funny game right. We just kept fighting and believing.”

“I always believe in my bowlers, want to keep fighting and that’s why I kept those two overs till the end. To be very honest, to get that score on this wicket, we felt good because we had the bowling. If we took the catches, we could have won the game earlier. People have really worked hard on their fitness.”

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