Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow-over rate during the Indian Premier League match against Delhi Capitals here.
"As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Ashwin was fined Rs 12 lakh," read an IPL statement.
Ashwin is the fourth captain to be fined for slow over-rate in the ongoing season of the IPL after Mumbai Indian's Rohit Sharma, Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli and Rajasthan Royals' recently-sacked skipper Ajinkya Rahane. Kings XI Punjab lost to Delhi Capitals by five wickets on Saturday night here at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground.
Meanwhile, after losing to Delhi in a close encounter, Kings XI Punjab occupies fourth spot in the points table winning five games and losing as many. With four games still to go, Punjab needs to win at least three to qualify for the playoffs. Last year, they lost the momentum at this very stage and finished in the bottom half of the table.
However, the head coach believes that destiny of the team is in their own hands. Punjab will play their next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on April 24.
(With Inputs: PTI)