Kumar Sangakkara fined for slow over rate

Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara has been fined after the team maintained a slow over rate during last night’s DLF IPL match against Pune Warriors India in Pune.

At the end of the match, Deccan Chargers were assessed to be one over behind the required rate after allowances were taken into consideration.

Since it was his first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Sangakkara was fined USD 20 000.

Deccan Chargers registered its first win of this year’s IPL when they beat Pune Warriors India by 18 runs on Thursday.

Deccan suffered five consecutive losses before opening their account with one point from the wash out match against Kolkata Knight Riders a few days ago. B

Despite a victory against Pune, and gaining two points from the match, Deccan are still at the bottom of the points table.

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