Eoin Morgan and the entire Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their impressive seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) in Abu Dhabi.
Since this was KKR's second over-rate-related offence, skipper Morgan was fined INR 12 lakh, while the rest of the team were either fined INR 6 lakh or 25% of their match fee. He could face a one-match ban of he is found guilty of the same again.
"As it was the team’s second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan was fined Rs 24 lakhs. The rest of the members of the playing XI were each fined lesser of either Rs 6 lakhs or 25 percent of their individual match fee," an IPL media release stated.
With this win over MI, KKR move into the top four and now have eight points from nine matches. They have won both their matches since the return of the IPL, first beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by nine wickets and then followed it up with yet another brilliant performance against defending champions MI.
KKR next take on MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday (September 26) in Abu Dhabi.