Kolkata Knight Riders’ batter Nitish Rana and Mumbai Indians’ pacer Jasptrit Bumrah were found guilty of breaching level one of the IPL’s code of conduct in the game between the two sides last night.
While Nitish Rana has been reprimanded and fined 10% of his match fees for a level 1 offence, pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been let off with a warning without any financial penalty.
As per the media release, “Nitish Rana from Kolkata Knight Riders has been reprimanded and fined 10 percent of his match fee for breaching the IPL’s Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Mumbai Indians at Pune.”
The press release further stated, “Rana admitted to the Level 1 offence of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.”
Talking about Jasprit Bumrah’s offence, the report explained no fine was imposed on the senior pro, and he was let go with a warning.
“Jasprit Bumrah from Mumbai Indians has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL’s Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Pune. Bumrah admitted to the Level 1 offence of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” the BCCI added.
As per the rules, the match referee’s decision is final and binding for level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct. The BCCI hasn’t disclosed the exact offence, but both players have accepted the respective sanctions.
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