DUBAI : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan on Thursday has been fined Rs 24 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Mumbai Indians at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
“As it was the team’s second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan was fined Rs 24 lakhs,” read an official IPL statement.
“The rest of the members of the playing XI were each fined lesser of either Rs 6 lakhs or 25% of their individual match fee.”
Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer struck fluent half-centuries to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a comfortable seven-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match on Thursday.
Chasing 156, KKR produced a solid batting effort with Tripathi (74 not out off 42 balls) and Iyer (53 off 30 balls) putting on 88 runs for the second wicket to take the side home in 15.1 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah picked up all the three wickets for MI, giving away 43 runs from his four overs. Earlier, MI posted a competitive 155 for six. Sent into bat, Quinton de Kock (55 off 42 balls) scored a fine attacking fifty and together with skipper Rohit Sharma (33) shared 78 runs for the opening wicket to lay the foundation for MI’s total.(India today)