Delhi Capitals (DC)'s match against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Sunday (1st May) wasn’t pleasing for opener Prithvi Shaw. Not only did he fail to make an impact with the bat, but he also breached IPL’s Code of Conduct.
Shaw has been fined 25% of his match fees and he also has admitted to the offence sanctioned to him. He was found guilty of a Level 1 offence under Article 2.2 of IPL.
Releasing an official statement, IPL stated that:
“Prithvi Shaw from Delhi Capitals has been reprimanded and fined 25 percent of his match-fee for breaching the TATA Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
“Mr Shaw admitted to the Level 1 offence under Article 2.2 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” Read the official statement from IPL.
Coming to the match between DC and LSG, the KL Rahul-led side clinched a last-over thriller by 6 runs to go second on the points table.
On the other hand, the Rishabh Pant-led side need to pull their socks up if they have to fancy their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. They are currently sixth on the points table with four wins to their name from nine matches.
Talking about Prithvi Shaw, the right-hander is having a decent time in IPL 15. He has so far scored 259 runs in nine innings at an average of 28.77 and a strike rate of 159.87. He has played an instrumental role in providing DC with a fiery start at the top of the order.