IPL 2012: Patel Fined And Three Players Given Warnings
Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Dale Steyn and Sourav Ganguly have all been handed various sanctions after breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct.
Mumbai Indians pair Patel and Harbhajan were fined 25 percent of their match fee and warned respectively after they were involved in an ugly confrontation with the onfield umpires during their five-wicket win over the Deccan Chargers.
Munaf Patel bowled Kumar Sangakkara but the umpires gave the batsman not out but were eventually persuaded by Patel, Harbhajan and other players to review the decision, whereupon it was overturned.
Both players admitted a Level 1 offence while Steyn was given an official warning and reprimand for pointing and gesturing towards the pavilion after he dismised Tirumalasetti Suman.
He admitted the offence.
Meanwhile, Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly was given an official reprimand and a warning for breaching clothing regulations.
He has led his side to two wins out of two in the tournament so far.
The first player to fall foul of the Code of the Conduct during the tournament was Kings XI Punjab's Harmeet Singh Bansal after he was warned out of the attack for bowling two full-pitched deliveries against the Pune Warriors on 5th April.
He subsequently received an official warning and a reprimand.
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