IPL 2021: MS Dhoni fined for 12 Lakhs for slow over-rate in CSK’s season opening match against Delhi Capitals

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni fined for 12 Lakhs for slow over-rate in CSK’s season opening match against Delhi Capitals

Three-time champions CSK made a poor start to their IPL 14 campaign, losing by seven wickets to Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals on Saturday night.

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during his side’s Indian Premier League opener against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday. Three-time champions CSK made a poor start to their IPL 14 campaign, losing by seven wickets to Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals on Saturday night.

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their IPL 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 10, the IPL said in a media statement.

“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Dhoni was fined Rs 12 lakh,” the statement added.

Delhi Capitals made short work of the stiff 189-run target, riding on Shikhar Dhawan – 85 runs – and Prithvi Shaw – 72 runs – brilliant 138-run opening stand.

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This was CSK’s first offence in the ongoing edition of IPL and thus the former India captain was let go with just a fine but a couple of more s can see him getting suspended for a match or two.

As per new IPL rules, each side has to finish an IPL inning in 90 minutes, including two strategic time-outs of two and a half minutes each. The over rate has to be 14.1 overs per hour.

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