Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Jason Roy has been fined ten percent of his match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Roy, the English opener, who fired a 29-ball 56 to propel KKR to a commanding 200/5 against RCB on Wednesday evening, has admitted to the breach, after he angrily hit one of the bails after being dismissed.
“Mr Roy admitted to the Level 1 offence 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 said in a statement.
Notably, Roy’s half-century alonwith skipper Nitish Rana’s valuable 48 powered KKR to 200/5 in the allotted 20 overs. The KKR spinners then wreaked havoc on the RCB camp after restricting them to 179/8 in 20 overs and win the affair by 21 runs.
For KKR, spinners Varun Chakravarthy and Suyash Sharma picked three and two wickets each while all-rounder and medium-pacer Andre Russell scalped couple of wickets.
For RCB, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli emerged as the lone warrior with a 37-ball 54.