New Delhi: KKR’s heart became garden-garden in the match played on the evening of 8 May at Eden Gardens. The team defeated Punjab Kings by 5 wickets. Also kept their hopes alive in the tournament. But, when the script of all these things was being written on the field, KKR captain Nitish Rana made a mistake at the same time. They forgot to take care of slow over rate. The result was that he was fined.
Nitish Rana has made a mistake in the victory of Kolkata Knight Riders. Because, as the captain, he had to take care of the slow over rate. In such a situation, he was fined under the IPL Code of Conduct.
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Nitish Rana fined for slow over rate
Since this was the first mistake of KKR captain Nitish Rana related to slow over rate, his match fee has been deducted by Rs 12 lakh. That means he was fined Rs 12 lakh. According to the information received, Nitish Rana accepted his mistake related to slow over rate in front of the match referee, so there was no need for further hearing in this matter.
Rana fined for the second time in IPL 2023
By the way, this is the second time in IPL 2023 when Nitish Rana has been fined for something. Earlier, during the match of Mumbai Indians, their match fee was cut by 25 percent. This reduction in his fees was done for fighting with Mumbai bowler Hrithik Shokeen during the match.
Rana is not the first captain to make mistake of slow over rate
Nitish Rana is not the first captain this season to be fined for slow over rate. Captains like Hardik Pandya, Faf du Plessis, KL Rahul have also suffered this fine before Rana, who played an excellent inning of 51 runs in 38 balls in the winning match against Punjab Kings.
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