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IPL 2018: Shivam Mavi and Avesh Khan reprimanded for breaching the code of conduct

For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the decision of the match referee is final and binding to all the players.

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Shivam Mavi of Kolkata Knight Riders  (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Shivam Mavi and Avesh Khan, the two fast bowlers of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Daredevils (DD), have been reprimanded for breaching the IPL code of conduct during the game. The game which was played at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi was won by the home side comfortably by 55 runs. Their new skipper Shreyas Iyer slammed an unbeaten knock of 93 runs off just 40 deliveries which paved the way for the bowlers to seal the victory. However, the youngsters were issued reprimands for two separate incidents during the game.

Siddarth Kaul was the first player to be reprimanded this season for celebrating the wicket of Mayank Markande on his face. Both Mavi And Avesh seem to have been found guilty of the similar actions as they were seen giving aggressive send-offs after picking the wicket during the course of the game.

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Why were they reprimanded?

“Both Mr. Mavi and Mr Khan admitted to the Level 1 offence under 2.1.7 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanctions,” the Indian Premier League (IPL) media release stated. According to the IPL code of conduct, for all the Level 1 breaches, the decision of the match referee is final and binding to all the players.

While Mavi had a forgettable outing on the day as he conceded 58 runs in his four-over spell, he had started it promisingly by castling Colin Munro. But he was caught on the cameras while saying few words to the batsman which were needless. Even Avesh Khan did the same after picking the wicket of Andre Russell which almost won the game for his side. This time around the IPL is keeping a close eye on such incidents to avoid any further issues going forward in the tournament.

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