Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Argument with umpire proved costly, BCCI took action against Sanju Samson


New Delhi. The Rajasthan Royals team, which has performed brilliantly in the Indian Premier League, has faced consecutive defeats in the last two matches. Captain Sanju Samson has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching the IPL code of conduct during the 20-run defeat to Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. It is expected that this decision will be taken due to the argument with the umpire after he was given out.

Information about Samson’s crime has not been given. This could be due to him arguing with the umpires during Delhi’s 86-run innings while chasing the target of 222 runs. When Shai Hope caught him at the boundary in the 16th over and was given out, he argued with the umpires.

The question was whether Hope’s foot had touched the boundary line while taking the catch. The third umpire gave Samson out but the Royals captain was not happy. He initially started walking towards the pavilion but then returned midway and talked to the on-field umpires. “Samson has committed a Level 1 offense under Rule 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct,” the IPL said in a statement. He has accepted the crime and the punishment of the match referee. The match referee’s decision for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct is final and binding.

A level one offense under Rule 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct includes “expressing extreme, obvious frustration with the umpire’s decision, obvious delay in resuming play or leaving the wicket, requesting referral to the TV umpire and arguing.” Or having a long discussion with the umpire regarding his decision.

Samson was also fined Rs 12 lakh by the Royals for slow over-rate during the match against Gujarat Titans on April 10 in Jaipur.

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