Murali Vijay fined 25% match fee for violating ICC's logo regulations
Indian opening batsman Murali Vijay was fined 25% of his match fees after the International Cricket Council (ICC) found this bat to be violating the logo regulations during the recently concluded Test match against Bangladesh in Fatullah according to report.
According to the ICC regulations, the sponsor logo on the bat of a player must not exceed nine inches in size, but Vijay had another small “MVJ8” logo below the main logo of his bat sponsor, which raised the objection.
Confirming this news, a team official said: “According to the new ICC rules, length of the sponsors’ logo can’t be more than nine inches.
"But it was found that Vijay’s bat flouted the rule.
“Vijay was told that his bat didn’t conform to ICC rules and was penalized 25% of his match fees. He accepted the decision."
In the lone Test against Bangladesh, Vijay was in sublime form scoring 150 runs, putting on a massive 283 run stand with his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, who top scored with 173 runs under his belt.
Earlier in 2010, Vijay attracted a 10% fine from the ICC for having too many logos on his pad while Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara also received similar fines in the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The cricketing action between the two sub-continent nations will now shift to Mirpur where the two teams will take part in a three-match One-Day International series, which kicks off on 18th June.
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