Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly has been fined 10 per cent of his match fees for his prevailing upon field umpire, Mr Pratap Kumar, to refer a decision to the TV umpire during the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League match.
Ganguly’s act of prevailing upon field-umpire to refer a decision to the TV umpire constitutes a Level 1 offence as per ICC’s Code of Conduct.
What’s the reason that he bounded to prevail decision for a third-umpire referrals? He had asked for a third referral on his catch that South African Graeme Smith took during the match which Rajasthan Royals won by 45 runs.
However, Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne also fined for going to the press.The IPL also decided to suspend the on-field umpire, Pratap Kumar, for one match for acceding Ganguly’s request to consult the TV umpire.
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