Dhoni fined for breaking the IPL’s Code of Conduct against Rajasthan

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s strange upheaval against a controversial umpiring decision prompted the Chennai Super Kings skipper being fined 50 percent of his match expense in Thursday night’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Dhoni was fined to the Level 2 offense under Article 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the punishment. Article 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct refers to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game” and “is intended to cover all types of conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game and which is not explicitly and satisfactorily secured by the particular offenses set out somewhere else”. The 50% fine punishment on Dhoni is the minimum sanction for a Level 2 offense out of the blue. The announcement from IPL abstained from enumerating the particulars for which Dhoni had been fined.

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CSK required 18 runs from the last over and Ben Stokes came to bowl the last over of the match. Dhoni got out on the third ball of the over by Ben Stokes. The fourth ball of the over bowled to Santner was first called a no-ball by umpire Ulhas Gandhe yet the choice was changed subsequent to counseling square-leg umpire Bruce Oxenford.

Then Chennai’s skipper Dhoni who is known as captain cool lost his temper, then raged into the field and faced both the umpires, approaching them for the motivation to turn around the choice. Many Rajasthan players likewise got associated with what was a warmed exchange.

At last, ball was rewarded legal yet replays recommended it was an abdomen high no-ball.

At last, Mitchell Santner crushed a six off the last ball to push his side to triumph and Dhoni was adjusted man of the match for his of 58 from just 43 balls.


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