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LSG captain KL Rahul fined 20 per cent match fee by the IPL

Rahul’s team-mate Marcus Stoinis has also been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League’s Code of Conduct during the same match.

SNS | New Delhi |

Lucknow Super Giants captain, KL Rahul has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s loss against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the DY Patil Stadium on Tuesday night.

An IPL statement said that, “Rahul admitted to the Level 1 offence of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.”

Rahul’s team-mate Marcus Stoinis has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League’s Code of Conduct during his same match.

The 32-year-old Australian admitted to the Level 1 offence of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. “For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” said the IPL statement.

Lucknow Super Giants lost the match by 18 runs on the night with RCB skipper Faf du Plessis playing the match-defining knock of 96 off 64 deliveries to help his team to put up a fighting total of 181/6 on the board. In reply, KL Rahul’s side could manage just 163, with the skipper emerging as the second-highest run-getter for his team with 30 runs.

Stoinis contributed 24 runs in the chase, and conceded 14 runs in an over without taking a wicket while bowling.

(Inputs from IANS)