A screen shot of the fight between Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc.
A screen shot of the fight between Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc.

 

May 7, 2014

 

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) batsman Kieron Pollard and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) paceman Mitchell Starc were on Wednesday fined 75 per cent and 50 per cent of their match fees, during their ugly on-field spat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 tie at Mumbai. According to the tournament’s official website, the sanctions were levied by Match Referee Andy Pycroft for code of behaviour offences committed during the game.

 

A release said, “Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians and Mitchell Starc of Royal Challengers Bangalore were both fined after an incident in the first innings. Starc admitted to the level 2 offence (Article 2.2.11) of conduct contrary to the spirit of the game and accepted the sanction of a fine of 50 per cent of his match fee. Pollard admitted to the level 2 offence (Article 2.2.7) of throwing his bat at or near a player and accepted the sanction of a fine of 75 per cent of his match fee.”

 

Also, Mumbai and Bangalore captains Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were punished for slow over-rates during the 27th match of the IPL 7.

 

The release added, “Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians and Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore were both fined after their team maintained a slow over rate. As this was Sharma s second slow over rate offence of the season, he was fined Rs. 24 lakh. Each of the other ten members of the Mumbai Indians team was fined the lesser of Rs. 6 lakh or 25 per cent of his match fee. Since it was Kohli s first slow over rate offence of the season, he was fined Rs. 12 lakh.”

RCB pacer Varun Aaron was also reprimanded for violating clothing regulations. “Varun Aaron of Royal Challengers Bangalore was reprimanded after he violated article 2.1.1 of the Code of Conduct for a breach of paragraph 4.2 of the IPL Clothing Regulations,” the release concluded.

 

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