Team India and Rising Pune Supergiant’s star wicketkeeper MS Dhoni has been booked for breaching the IPL code of conduct during their match against Mumbai Indians on Thursday.
“During the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium yesterday evening, M.S. Dhoni from Rising Pune Supergiant was reprimanded by the Match Referee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct,” the BCCI said in a statement on Friday.
According to the Indian board, Dhoni has admitted the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.1) for conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.
The Article 2.1.1 is related to IPL clothing rules and regulates everything from a commercial logo to a player’s bat or any other accessory carried by the cricketer on field.
RPS beat MI by seven wickets in the second match of the fresh season.
Besides match-winner Steve Smith, who scored 84 (not out) to propel RPS to the victory, Dhoni was unbeaten for 12 runs in the end.