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KKR Opener Fined for IPL Breach in Match Against RCB

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KKR Opener Fined for IPL Breach in Match Against RCB

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In the latest match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 21 runs, breaking their four-match losing streak. However, Kolkata Knight Riders’ star opener Jason Roy has been fined 10 percent of his match fee for breaking the IPL Code of Conduct during the match.

The Indian Premier League confirmed the punishment in an official statement, stating that Roy has admitted to the offense.

The Breach

Roy’s angry outburst occurred after he was dismissed by Vijaykumar Vyshak in the final ball of the 10th over. The English opener had raced to his half-century in just 22 deliveries.

The incident, which took place at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, led to a 10 percent fine on Roy’s match fee. He has since admitted to breaching the Level 1 offense under Article 2.2 of the IPL Code of Conduct.

For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding, the IPL Media stated. Roy’s fine serves as a reminder that players must adhere to the rules and regulations of the IPL.


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Before the Match

Before their match against RCB, Kolkata Knight Riders’ opener Jason Roy reflected on the tough start the team had in the first half of the Indian Premier League, with just two wins and five losses from seven matches. Despite some individual standout performances, such as Venkatesh Iyer’s century, KKR struggled to find momentum, losing four games in a row. Ahead of their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Roy urged the team to “draw a line in the sand” and keep pushing hard.

Roy emphasized the importance of keeping confidence high and not losing sight of their methods. He also acknowledged the difficulty of losing games and the toll it can take on a team’s confidence, but he encouraged the players to focus on individual improvement and finding ways to impact the game positively. Roy, who had wanted to open the innings but was unable to due to the rules, said that he was focused on doing his job in the middle order and helping the team win matches.

Despite the tough start, Roy expressed excitement about the second half of the tournament and emphasized the importance of staying focused on the IPL for now, rather than looking too far ahead to the World Cup later in the year. With KKR facing a tough challenge to resurrect their campaign, Roy’s message of pushing hard and drawing a line in the sand will be crucial as the team looks to turn their fortunes around in the second half of the IPL.

Match Results

Despite this setback, KKR managed to post a formidable total of 200/5 thanks to Roy’s innings and an attacking 48 off 21 from their captain Nitish Rana. KKR bowlers Varun Chakaravarthy and Suyash Sharma then spun a web around the RCB batters, with Chakaravarthy finishing with impressive figures of 3/27. RCB was restricted to 179/8, and KKR emerged victorious by 21 runs.

RCB had a strong start to their chase, with Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis attacking KKR’s bowlers straight away. However, KKR’s Suyash Sharma provided a crucial breakthrough by getting du Plessis caught at long-on, and Chakaravarthy struck another blow by dismissing the in-form Glenn Maxwell. Kohli managed to score a half-century, but KKR’s bowlers kept taking wickets at regular intervals and ultimately restricted RCB to 179/8.

Despite Roy’s breach of the Code of Conduct, KKR’s win will surely boost their morale, especially after their recent string of losses. It remains to be seen how Roy’s fine will affect his future performances for Kolkata Knight Riders. However, the English opener will undoubtedly be looking to make amends in the upcoming matches and help his team climb further up the IPL leaderboard.


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