After MI's victory over PBKS BCCI fines Hardik Pandya with Rs 12 lakh

The captain of Mumbai Indians finally look to be making a comeback in this year’s IPL as they recorded their third win of the season after beating Punjab Kings by 19 runs on Thursday. However, the skipper of Mumbai Indians Hardik Pandya received some bad news soon after the win as the BCCI found his side guilty of breaching the IPL code of conduct. The Indian cricket board decided to impose a fine of ₹12 lakh given that it was MI’s first offence of the season.

Sharing the update in a release, BCCI stated, “Hardik Pandya, the Mumbai Indians captain, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League 2024 match against Punjab Kings at the PCA New International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur on April 18,"

The statement further added, “As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Pandya was fined ₹12 lakhs.”

The slow over rate also played a crucial role in the match as Mumbai Indians were forced to keep an extra fielder in the 30-yard circle for the last two overs of the match.

Apr 19, 2024 3:54 AM