Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar, respective captains of Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians, have been fined $20,000 each for maintaining a slow over-rate during the IPL game in Durban on Saturday. Devdas Govindjee, the match referee from South Africa, found the teams short of the target after taking the allowances into consideration.
Before the tournament began Lalit Modi, the IPL chairman and commissioner, had announced unprecedented fines for teams who don't complete their overs within the stipulated time limit. Per the new ruling the captain will be fined $20,000 for a first offence, the entire team will be penalised $220,000 for the second, and the third offence will result in a team fine of $360,000 and a one-match ban for the captain.
Delhi Daredevils were also penalised for a similar slow over-rate in their match against Chennai Super Kings on April 23 in Durban.
Last season Mumbai and the Delhi were fined US$1000 and $500 respectively for a similar offence.