Jaipur, April 7, 2010: Kings XI Punjab’s S Sreesanth has been fined for breaching the DLF Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against the Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur tonight.
Sreesanth pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.3), which relates to “showing dissent at an umpire’s decision”. The incident took place in the third over of the Rajasthan Royals innings when Sreesanth was twice no-balled while bowling.
As a result, Match Referee Srinivas Venkataraghavan fined Sreesanth 20% percent (US$9,000) of his match fee.
For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the IPL Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.