Rayudu and Harshal fined for ugly spat

Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 12:11 [IST]
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Rayudu and Harshal fined for ugly spat

Bangalore, May 15: Mumbai Indians' batsman Ambati Rayudu and Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Harshal Patel have been fined for breaching the Code of Conduct after an ugly spat occurred between the two during their IPL 5 game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday night.

While Rayudu was fined 100 percent of his match fee, Patel has been reprimanded and fined 25 percent of his earnings for their showdown after the end of the game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday.

Rayudu has been fined for using obscene and abusive language towards Patel – a Level 2 offence under Article 2.2.8 of IPL Code of Conduct.

Patel, meanwhile, has been reprimanded and fined for bringing the game into disrepute by his aggressive reaction to Rayudu’s words — Level 1 offence under Article 2.1.8.

The incident took place when Rayudu, while celebrating MI’s five-wicket win over RCB, allegedly passed some comments on Patel that enraged the tall medium pacer who tried to charge menacingly at the Mumbai batsman before his captain Virat Kohli physically stopped him.

According to a statement from IPL organisers, both the players admitted to the offences and accepted the imposition of the sanctions.


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