IPL 2021: Sanju Samson likely to face a one-match ban
Rajasthan Royals were undone by Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Chasing 155 runs to win, the team led by Sanju Samson lost the match by 33 runs. Rajasthan Royals managed just 121/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
Apart from the defeat, the Rajasthan based team received another bad news. The side was fined for slow over-rate. As it was the team’s second offence of the season, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was fined INR 24 lakhs. The other members of the team were fined lesser than either Rs 6 lakhs or 25 percent of their individual match fee.
“The Rajasthan Royals have been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 25. As it was the team’s second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was fined Rs 24 lakhs,” read an official statement from IPL.
“The rest of the members of the playing XI were each fined lesser of either Rs 6 lakhs or 25 percent of their individual match fee,” it read further. It has to be noted RR’s previous offense was recorded in their very last match against Punjab Kings in Dubai. With the offense being the team’s first in the competition, only skipper Sanju Samson received a fine of INR 12 lakh.
If the offense is repeated once again, skipper Sanju Samson will face a one-match ban alongside a penalty of INR 30 lakh. Also, the players would be fined a sum of INR 6 lakhs or 25% of the match fee, whichever is lesser.