Code of Conduct breaches

IPL2024: Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis punished for violating the code of conduct

Du Plessis was fined INR 12 lakhs, while Curran was penalized 50% of his match fee.

IPL Code of Conduct violations have resulted in fines for Punjab Kings interim captain Sam Curran and Royal Challengers Bengaluru captain Faf du Plessis. For breaking the IPL Code of Conduct for using an over-rate during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Du Plessis was fined INR 12 lakh. The first over-rate offense of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru team this season is Du Plessis’ fine.

Conversely, Curran faced a fine equivalent to half of his match earnings for a Level 1 infraction as stipulated by IPL Code of Conduct Article 2.8, which relates to “expressing disagreement with an umpire’s ruling.”

It was revealed that Curran acknowledged the offense and even accepted the match referee’s punishment in a statement released by the Indian Premier League. Noteworthy is the following: “(a) excessive, obvious disappointment with an umpire’s decision; (b) an obvious delay in leaving the wicket or resuming play; (c) shaking the head; (d) pointing or looking at the inside edge when given out LBW.” This is contained in item 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct.

In the 2024 IPL, PBKS and RCB are still having trouble.

Regarding Royal Challengers Bengaluru, the team has had difficulty thus far in the current Indian Premier League (IPL) season. After eight games played in the tournament thus far, RCB has only been able to win one match and have lost the other eight.

As a result of their poor play, they have dropped to tenth position in the rankings with just two points from eight games. However, Punjab Kings and RCB have comparable outcomes.

Punjab Kings have only won two of their eight games played, while they have lost six. After these games, they have four points and are ranked ninth in the rankings. Despite RCB’s inability to qualify for the playoffs, PBKS remains optimistic about their chances of making it there due to a few unlikely events.