Hardik Pandya banned from next IPL's first match as BCCI takes strict action against MI captain, slaps INR 30 lakh fine | Crickit

Hardik Pandya banned from next IPL's first match as BCCI takes strict action against MI captain, slaps INR 30 lakh fine

May 18, 2024 01:53 PM IST

BCCI said Hardik Pandya would not be able to play Mumbai Indians' first match next season as he was banned for slow over rate.

As if the disappointments of IPL 2024 were not enough for Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder received a setback even before teams could even start think about the next season. BCCI late on Friday night announced Hardik would not be able to play the first match of next season as he was banned for maintaining a slow over rate in MI's last match of this year against the Lucknow Super Giants.

Mumbai Indians' captain Hardik Pandya--(AFP)
Mumbai Indians' captain Hardik Pandya--(AFP)

"Hardik Pandya, the Mumbai Indians captain, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 17," BCCI said.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

As MI don't have any more matches this year, the ban will carry forward to the first match of next season. MI will have to field a different leader for their tournament opener next year even if they decide to stick with Hardik as their full-time captain.

Hardik became the second player after Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant to get suspended due to over rate offense this year. Like Pant, Hardik was penalised with a one-match suspension for his third over rate rate offence this year. The MI captain was also slapped with a 30 lakh fine while the MI players, including the Impact Player against LSG, were fined 12 Lakh or 50% of their respective match fees.

"As it was his team’s third offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Pandya was fined INR 30 lakhs and banned from playing the team’s next match. The rest of the members of the Playing XI, including the Impact Player, were each individually fined either INR 12 lakhs or 50 percent of their respective match fees, whichever is lesser," BCCI said.

Pandya and MI's forgettable season

Pandya had a forgettable season as captain and as a player for MI this year. He scored only 218 runs at a lowly average of 18 in 14 matches. Even though he picked up 11 wickets, his economy rate of 10.75 was a huge concern. As a leader, he failed to inspire as the five-time champions ended the season with just four wins in 14 matches to finish last.

Pandya was brought back in the MI set-up amid much fanfare but the team only won four games out of 14 under his leadership."It was quite difficult. We did not play good quality cricket, eventually cost us the whole season," Pandya said after MI's 18-run loss to Lucknow Super Giants.

"It's a professional world. Have to always come out and put our best foot forward. But yes, as a group we could not play quality cricket or smart cricket."

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

See more

Stay updated with the latest cricket news, T20 World Cup 2024 updates and match highlights. Explore the World Cup Schedule 2024, NAM vs ENG Live Score track the World Cup Points Table, follow Virat Kohli's performance, and stay ahead with the stats on World Cup Most Wickets and World Cup Most Runs on the Hindustan Times website and app.

Share this article
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On