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IPL 2022 RR vs DC – No-ball incident

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant and assistant coach Pravin Amre were both fined 100% of their match fees, with Amre also handed a one-match ban, following the team’s defeat to Rajasthan Royals on Friday. Capitals’ pacer Shardul Thakur was also fined 50% of his match fee, for breaching
the IPL Code of Conduct.

Pant admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.7 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction, while Thakur admitted to a Level 2 offence under Article 2.8. Amre admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.2.

Friday’s game ended in controversial fashion, following the third delivery of the final over of Capitals’ chase of Royals’ 222, a hip-high full-toss from Obed McCoy, which Rovman Powell pulled for a six. The six was signalled, but Capitals camp expected a no-ball for height too. There was no signal, though, and drama ensued as both Powell and Kuldeep questioned the on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Nikhil Patwardhan.

Pant and the rest of the Capitals dugout, too, were seen gesticulating from the dugout, asking their batters to pursue the argument even though the rules don’t allow a no-ball to be referred unless a wicket is being reviewed.

Chaos prevailed as Pant then asked Amre to go in and speak to the umpires. At the same time, Shane Watson, another assistant coach of Capitals, tried to calm Pant down. Jos Buttler, who had hit what turned out to be a match-winning century earlier, also walked up to Pant, seemingly infuriated at Pant’s actions.

Royals eventually won the match by 15 runs.

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