New Delhi:For their second successive Indian Premier League match, the Kolkata Knight Riders were fined for slow over-rate after the Sourav Ganguly-led squad was found two overs behind schedule in their last night's tie against the Hyderabad Deccan Chargers.
Match Referee Talat Ali of Pakistan fined the Knight Riders USD 1,000 for slow over rate in the match which they won beating their hosts at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium by 23 runs.
The IPL is being played as per the ICC Playing Conditions and Rules, and is set to follow the guidelines in letter and in spirit. Accordingly, any team found guilty of slow over rate is fined USD 500 per over by the Match Referee.
In their previous match too, the Kolkata outfit was fined USD 500 for slow over rate, while their opponents Bangalore Royal Challengers copped twice the amount.