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BCCI Imposes Penalty on Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals Suffer Setback Ahead of IPL Match Against RCB

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Delhi Capitals’ campaign in the IPL 2024 faces a significant setback as their captain, Rishabh Pant, incurs the wrath of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Pant has been handed a one-match suspension and a hefty fine of ₹30 lakh for the team’s slow over-rate during their recent encounter against Rajasthan Royals.

BCCI Imposes Penalty on Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals Suffer Setback Ahead of IPL Match Against RCB

Despite Delhi Capitals’ appeal against the match referee’s decision, the BCCI Ombudsman upheld Pant’s penalty, ruling out any possibility of his participation in the crucial match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

The IPL Code of Conduct strictly regulates over-rates, with escalating penalties for repeated offenses. Pant’s suspension comes after the team’s third breach of the over-rate rule this season, underscoring the seriousness with which the IPL governing body views such violations.

In addition to Pant’s penalty, other Delhi Capitals players involved in the match against Rajasthan Royals have also been fined, in accordance with IPL playing conditions. These penalties serve as a reminder of the importance of maintaining discipline and adherence to regulations in professional cricket.

With Rishabh Pant sidelined for the upcoming match, Delhi Capitals face a challenging task in regrouping and maintaining their momentum in the tournament. The team will need to rally together and put forward their best performance to overcome this setback and keep their IPL aspirations alive.