Heavy fines ranging from $20,000 to $360,000 await captains and teams which fail to bowl their 20 overs inside stipulated time during the Indian Premier League starting in Cape Town on Friday.
Each team will get 80 minutes to bowl its 20 overs with breaks of seven and a half minutes each after every 10 overs in the matches that will last for three hours and 15 minutes.
Failure to complete the overs in time at first would invite a $20,000 fine for the captain, the 'Beeld' newspaper reported, quoting IPL chairman Lalit Modi.
A second transgression would lead to a $220,000 fine for the entire team, while a third offence will mean a $360,000 fine and a one-match suspension for the captain.
The IPL starts at Newlands on Saturday with Chennai Super Kings taking on Mumbai Indians, followed by a clash between Bangalore Royal Challengers and defending champions Rajasthan Royals.