Kane Williamson, the skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad, has been penalised Rs 12 lakh for his team’s poor over-rate during their 61-run loss to Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match held yesterday. As a result, the New Zealand international has now become the second skipper this season to be found guilty of this offence, following Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma.
The overrate laws are quite strict; hence the captains must keep a close watch on the clock. While the first offence will lead to a fine of INR 12 lakh, if a team’s captain is found guilty of the same offence twice, the fine will be doubled to INR 24 lakh. If it happens a third time, the officials will not only suspend the captain for a match but also impose a fine of INR 30 lakh.
“The Sunrisers Hyderabad has been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their IPL 2022 match against Rajasthan Royals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on March 29,” the IPL stated in a media statement.
“As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to a minimum over-rate offences, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson was fined Rs 12 lakhs,” the statement added.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) had a welcoming start of the season with a commanding 61-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) with a lofty target of 211. Some brief scores from the match are:
Rajasthan Royals: 210/6 (Sanju Samson 55, Devdutt Padikkal 41; Umran Malik 2-39)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 149/7 (Aiden Markram 57*, Washington Sundar 40; Yuzvendra Chahal 3-22)
The next we will see SRH come down on the field is against LSG ( Lucknow Super Giants ) on Monday, 4th April at DY Patil Stadium.