Virat Kohli punished, fined Rs 12 Lakh

Virat Kohli punished, fined Rs 12 Lakh

NEW DELHI - Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has endured a 24 hours to forget, handed a fine for an over rate offence following his side s crushing defeat to Chennai Super Kings in Wednesday night s IPL action.

Kohli was penalised after his side failed to bowl their overs within the stipulated time at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, continuing an alarming trend in the tournament; of the 24 matches played to date, just two have been completed in the allotted time frame.

"As it was his team s first offence of the season under the IPL s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh (approx AUD$24,000)," an IPL press release said.

The ever-increasing length of IPL matches was brought to light recently with the ECB s announcement of 100-ball cricket , a concept the English game s director of cricket Andrew Strauss noted would allow for a game to be completed in a shorter window.