IPL 2024: Faf Du Plessis and Sam Curran fined for breaching IPL Code of Conduct


The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has been eventful, not just for the thrilling matches but also for the disciplinary actions taken against players. Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain Sam Curran and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis were penalised for their respective infractions.

Sam Curran’s Dissent

Sam Curran, the PBKS captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent to an umpire’s decision during their defeat to Gujarat Titans. This was a Level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. Curran admitted to the offence and accepted the Match Referee’s sanction. This incident occurred during PBKS’s three-wicket loss to Gujarat Titans, marking their fourth successive defeat at the newly-built stadium in Mullanpur.

Sam Curran was given out LBW after he opened the batting to bolster their batting line-up. However, Curran managed just 20 runs as PBKS’s batting crumbled again, managing just 142 on the board in 20 overs. Despite a disciplined effort with the ball, PBKS ended up losing the contest after Rahul Tewatia came up with a handy late cameo from Gujarat.

Sam Curran
Sam Curran

Faf du Plessis’ Slow Over-Rate

On the other hand, RCB’s captain Faf du Plessis was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-run loss to Kolkata Knight Riders. This was RCB’s first over-rate offence of the season. The match took place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Du Plessis joins the likes of Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya in copping over-rate fines.

RCB gave away 222 runs in 20 overs to KKR despite a much-improved bowling show from the likes of Mohammed Siraj and Lockie Ferguson. Despite losing Du Plessis and Virat Kohli early, RCB managed to come up with a stiff fight. Despite Karn Sharma hitting Mitchell Starc for 3 sixes in the last over, RCB lost by a run, falling to a crushing defeat in a last-ball thriller.

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