Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara celebrates with teammates after the wicket of Pune Warriors India batsman Marlon Samuels during their IPL Twenty20 cricket match at the Sahara Stadium in Pune. AFP Photo/Punit Paranjpe
Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara has been fined $ 20,000 for his team's slow over rate during last night's IPL match against Pune Warriors here.
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 $ 20,000, an IPL release said.
Deccan Chargers beat Pune Warriors by 18 runs to post their first win of this IPL edition.