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Hardik Pandya punished, BCCI levies Rs 12 lakh fine for breaching IPL’s code of conduct

Hardik Pandya punished, BCCI levies Rs 12 lakh fine for breaching IPL’s code of conduct

The BCCI's regulations are in place to ensure a smooth flow of play and a fair experience for both players and viewers. While Mumbai Indians secured a crucial win on Thursday, they'll need to tighten up their over rate to avoid further financial repercussions in upcoming matches.

Mumbai Indians (MI) emerged victorious in a nail-biting nine-run win against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Thursday in Indian Premier League (IPL 2024). However, their captain, Hardik Pandya, has been hit with a financial penalty by the BCCI.

Thrilling IPL 2024 match: PBKS vs MI

Jasprit Bumrah and Gerald Coetzee’s superb bowling spells, coupled with Suryakumar Yadav‘s brilliant 78 runs, propelled Mumbai Indians to victory despite a late scare from Ashutosh Sharma’s knock for Punjab Kings.

BCCI fines Hardik Pandya for slow over rate

However, the win came at a slight cost for the Mumbai Indians. In an official media advisory released on Friday, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) announced that they had fined Hardik Pandya for his team maintaining a slow over rate during the match.

First Offense, Reduced Penalty

As this was the first time Mumbai Indians violated the IPL’s minimum over-rate regulations this season, Hardik Pandya received a fine of Rs 12 lakh. This serves as a reminder to all teams of the importance of maintaining a brisk pace throughout the match.

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Focus on Maintaining Pace

With the IPL season in full swing, teams will need to be mindful of their over rates to avoid incurring further penalties.

The BCCI’s regulations are in place to ensure a smooth flow of play and a fair experience for both players and viewers. While Mumbai Indians secured a crucial win on Thursday, they’ll need to tighten up their over rate to avoid further financial repercussions in upcoming matches.

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