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What is slow over rate in IPL?

What is slow over rate in IPL?

In IPL. including the two strategic timeouts, which last for two minutes and 30 seconds, the bowling side is expected to maintain an over rate of 14.11.

Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya was recently slapped a heavy fine after maintaining slow over rate in a game against the Punjab Kings. Pandya broke the IPL code of conduct by maintaining slower over rate and was duly punished with a heavy monetary penalty. In this article, we will take a look at the details of having slow over rate in IPL and how it works. Let us take a look.

Slow over rate in IPL

Over rate is the average number of overs bowled by the fielding side in an hour of play. According to ICC’s rules, teams are expected to maintain an average of 15 overs per hour in Test Cricket, 14.28 in ODIs and 14.11 in T20s.

In IPL. including the two strategic timeouts, which last for two minutes and 30 seconds, the bowling side is expected to maintain an over rate of 14.11 and finish their quota of 20 overs in one hour and 30 minutes, barring any delays due to weather or any such unforeseen circumstances.

Slow over rate penalty in IPL

For the first offence in a season, the captain of the bowling team will be fined INR 12 lakhs. For the second offence in a season, the captain of the bowling team will be fined INR 24 lakhs and the other 10 players will either be fined six lakhs or 25% of their match fees, depending on which amount is lesser.

For the third and each subsequent offence in a season, the captain of the bowling team will be fined 30 lakhs and will also be banned for one match. The other 10 players in the team will also be fined 12 lakhs or 50% of their match fees, depending on which amount is lesser.

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