Royal Challengers, Knight Riders fined for slow over-rate

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Bangalore Royal Challengers were fined $1000 and Kolkata Knight Riders were fined $500 for slow over-rate in their IPL match on Thursday.

Updated: May 16, 2008 16:33 IST
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New Delhi:

Bangalore Royal Challengers were fined $1000 for slow over-rate in their Thursday's Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders while the hosts also copped a $500 fine for a similar offence.

The IPL authorities said in a statement that Match Referee Farokh Engineer imposed the fines on the teams both of which were guilty of slow over-rates in the 16-overs-a-side match, which the hosts won last night at Eden Gardens.

The IPL is being played under the ICC Playing Conditions and Rules, according to which $ 500 is fined for every slow over.

The Rahul Dravid-led Bangalore side were found two overs behind schedule, while the hosts skipper by Sourav Ganguly were also one over behind the mark.

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