Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Sanju Samson has been fined Rs 12 lakh after his team maintained a slow over-rate during the game against Punjab Kings in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).
“Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 match against Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on September 21,” the IPL said in a statement. “As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Mr Samson was fined Rs 12 lakh,” the statement added. The two sides were playing their first match after resumption of the IPL on September 19. Samson’s RR registered a dramatic victory over the Punjab Kings in Dubai on Tuesday, beating KL Rahul’s side by 2 runs after defending four in the final over. Punjab made a mess in the last over to suffer their sixth defeat from nine matches. With this win, the Royals moved to the fifth spot after four wins from eight matches. With the win, Rajasthan Royals (5th) are level on points with Mumbai Indians (4th) with four wins and as many losses, but trail the MI side on NRR.