March 14, 2010

Indian Premier League

Four IPL captains fined

George Binoy

IPL 2010 is only two days and three matches old and already four captains have been fined because their teams maintained a slow over-rate. The first to cop the whopping $20,000 fine was Sourav Ganguly, in the tournament opener between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers on Friday. Ganguly’s team was found to be three overs behind the over-rate.

On Saturday, Mumbai Indians were assessed to be two overs behind against Rajasthan Royals, and Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils only one over each in their match in Mohali, but all three captains – Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Kumar Sangakkara – was slapped with a $20,000 fine.

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