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Hardik Pandya’s IPL Journey Concludes with a Loss and a One-Match Ban

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As if Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya’s frustrations from the 2024 Indian Premier League weren’t enough. The all-rounder suffered a blow even before teams could begin planning for the upcoming campaign. Hardik’s punishment for keeping a slow over rate in MI’s final game of the season against the Lucknow Super Giants meant that, BCCI stated late on Friday night, he would not be eligible to participate in the opening game of the following season.

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Pandya became second Player to be Banned

The Mumbai Indians captain, Hardik Pandya, has been fined for his team’s slow over rate in their May 17 TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 matchup against the Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, according to the BCCI.

Since MI doesn’t have any more games this season, the suspension will start at the opening game of the following one. Even if MI chooses to continue using Hardik as their permanent captain, they will need to field a fresh captain for their tournament debut the following year.

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After Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant, Hardik became the second player this year to get a suspension for an overrate transgression. Similar to Pant, Hardik received a one-match suspension for committing his third overrate offense of the season. The MI players, including the Impact Player versus LSG, were fined ₹12 Lakh, or 50% of their respective match fees, and the MI captain was also fined ₹30 lakh.

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Under the IPL’s Code of Conduct regarding minimum over rate offenses, Pandya’s team committed its third infringement of the season. As a result, he was fined INR 30 lakhs and prohibited from participating in the club’s next game. The Impact Player and the other members of the Playing XI were each fined INR 12 lakhs or half of their respective match fees, whichever was lower, according to the BCCI.