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TNPL 2017: Karaikudi Kaalai fined for slow over-rate against Dindigul Dragons

Badrinath was charged not only for the slow over-rate but also for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision

Karaikudi Kaalai
Karaikudi Kaalai. (Photo Source: Photobank77)

The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) team Karaikudi Kaalai was fined for maintaining slow over-rate during their league game against Dindigul Dragons at Tirunelveli on Monday. The Karaikudi side won the game by 7 runs which went down to the final over. Karaikudi Kaalai’s players received 10 percent fine on their match fees while captain Subramaniam Badrinath received 20 percent fine.

Karaikudi, who batted first in the game, posted 150/7 on the board with K Vishal Vaidhaya top scoring with 41. The recent IPL millionaire T Natarajan picked up 15/1 in his 4 overs to put the breaks on Karaikudi’s scoring rate. Dindigul failed to get going in their chase as they were reduced to 78/6 in 13th over but late hitting from R Vivek took the game to the final over.

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They needed 10 runs from the last 4 balls but were bowled out for 143 only with 7 runs short of Kaalai’s total. The left-arm spinner S Mohan Prasath picked up 4 wickets to seal the victory for his team. This is the 2nd time this season that the Karaikudi Kaalai failed to complete their overs in the restricted time.

Badrinath was charged not only for the slow over-rate but also for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during Dindigul Dragon’s innings. He accepted both the charges laid by the Match referee Bharath Kumar.

The TNPL press release regarding the Code of Conduct charges stated, “Match Referee of the India Cements Ltd TNPL 2017 match at Tirunelveli on August 7 charged Karaikudi Kaalai for a slow over rate. Captain S Badrinath was charged 20 per cent, while the rest of the team was charged 10 per cent each of their match fees. This was the team’s second over-rate offence of the season and the fines were cumulative.”

Badrinath was also charged for Level 1 offence under 2.1.3 of Code of Conduct for Players and Support Staff for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision. Badrinath accepted both the charges.

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