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Centurion Shubman Gill fined by BCCI for breaching IPL code of conduct vs CSK

Centurion Shubman Gill fined by BCCI for breaching IPL code of conduct vs CSK

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) penalized Shubman Gill for the team's second over rate offense this season.

Gujarat Titans captain Shubman Gill’s leadership faced a setback during their IPL 2024 match against the Chennai Super Kings. Shubman Gill was fined a hefty sum for his team’s sluggish over rate, but the Titans managed to overcome this hurdle and secure a crucial victory.

Double Trouble: Gujarat Titans repeat offense

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) penalized Shubman Gill for the team’s second over rate offense this season. This violation of the IPL’s Code of Conduct resulted in a significant fine of INR 24 lakh for the skipper.

The importance of maintaining a proper pace during the match was further emphasized by individual fines imposed on all other playing members, including the Impact Player. These fines amounted to either INR 6 lakh or 25% of their respective match fees.

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Shubman Gill innings overshadows fine

Despite the penalty, Shubman Gill’s performance on the field proved his batting prowess. Alongside teammate B Sai Sudharsan, Gill unleashed a dominant batting display against the Chennai bowling attack. Both openers smashed brilliant centuries, powering the Titans to a convincing 35-run victory. This win kept their playoff aspirations alive, proving that their batting firepower can overcome minor setbacks.

The Titans’ win serves as a reminder that while maintaining over rate is crucial, exceptional on-field performance can still secure victory. However, Gill’s fine highlights the importance of adhering to IPL regulations to avoid such penalties in the future.

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