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IPL 2021: CSK Captain MS Dhoni Fined for Slow Over Rate

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO IPL 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 10.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fell in the Delhi Capital (DC) yesterday despite a stunning batting performance. Now, to add more grief to the team and MS Dhoni who was dismissed for a duck, the captain had raised a fine of Rs. 12 lakhs to maintain a slow over-rate.

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CSK scored 188 runs yesterday despite losing their opening matches. Moeen Ali handled Suresh Raina in the middle overs. At the time of death, it was Sam Curran, who came with the lantern. However, overall did not prove to be enough as Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan produced the highest quality knock to get away from the hapless CSK bowlers in the game.

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“Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 10. 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

Said by Officials

The slow over-rate rules for this year’s IPL have changed. As a measure to control the timing of the match, the 20th over is now included in 90 minutes in each innings, with the first 20th over to begin on or before the 90th minute. The minimum over rate to be achieved in IPL matches would be 14.11 overs per hour (ignoring the time taken from time to time), ”a BCCI official said before the IPL and the same changes were brought in the rules and regulations.

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If MS Dhoni and the slow over pace in his favor continues again, he will get Rs. A fine of Rs. 24 lakhs while each of his companions gets Rs. A fine of Rs. 6 lakhs or 25% of the match fees, whichever is less. A third offense would mean Rs. 30 lakh fine as well as one match ban for the captain while the team players will face a fine of Rs 1 lakh. 12 lakhs or 50% of the match fees, whichever is less.

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