Rajasthan Royals is not only losing matches on the field but the players are also getting hit financially big time. For second game running, captain of the Rajasthan Royals Sanju Samson was robbed part of his IPL salary. In the last match against Punjab Kings Samson lost 12 Lakhs & now he has been fined another 24 Lakhs by the IPL Governing Council. This will go down as the one and only match in which each member of the team has been fined for over rate offense.
“As it was the team’s second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was fined Rs 24 lakhs.
The rest of the members of the playing XI were each fined lesser of either Rs 6 lakhs or 25 percent of their individual match fee”
Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson gets 8 Crore in IPL salary every year out of which he has already lost Rupees 36 Lakhs.
If that wasn’t enough, it being a second offense by the team – each member has also been levied Rs. 6 Lakhs fine. These fines will further go up if RR doesn’t improve on their overrate in the next match.
What does IPL Playing Conditions entails?
According to the IPL Playing conditions, “The minimum over-rate to be achieved in IPL games shall be 14.11 overs per hour. The two time-outs in the innings that will consume a total of 5 minutes have also been included in the stipulated 90 minutes. In uninterrupted matches, this means that the 20th over should finish within 90 minutes (being 85 minutes of playing time plus 5 minutes of time-out) of innings’ start.
For delayed or interrupted matches where an innings is scheduled to be less than 20 overs, the maximum time of 90 minutes shall be reduced by 4 min 15 secs for every over by which the innings is reduced,”