Royal Challengers Bangalore secured their second consecutive win in the Indian Premier League on Sunday after beating Rajasthan Royals at home, but all is not well as far as their over-rate is concerned.
RCB had to face the issue of fielding one less fielder outside of the circle due to the slow over-rate in the Royals clash and now Virat Kohli, as their Captain for their game, has been fined 24 lakh for not maintaining the rate.
"As it was his team’s second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs. 24 lakh and each member of the Playing XI, including the impact substitute, was fined Rs. 6 lakh or 25 percent of the match fee, whichever is lesser," IPL Governing Council stated in a press release.
Earlier, Kohli was fined 10 per cent of his match fee on Monday, April 17, for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during the team's eight-run loss to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Then Kohli had admitted to the Level 1 offence under Article 2.2 of the IPL Code of Conduct.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will now take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on April 26 (Wednesday).