Hardik Pandya, Chris Morris have a heated argument, reprimanded for on-field spat
Mumbai Indians batsman Hardik Pandya and Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Chris Morris have been reprimanded for breaching the code of conduct
Hardik Pandya and Chris Morris were reprimanded for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Morris admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.5 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct while Pandya admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct.
Pandya, Morris Reprimanded for Code of Conduct Breach
“Chris Morris, the Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder, has been reprimanded for breaching the Dream11 Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi,” said a statement released by the BCCI.
“Mr Morris admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.5 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct.
Hardik Pandya, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder, has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL’s Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Abu Dhabi.
Mr Pandya admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct.
For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” the statement concluded.
The verbal volleys between the two allrounders occurred in the 19th over of MI’s run chase of 165 runs.
Pandya and Morris:
First, it was Pandya who got the better of the Protea star as he got underneath a fullish delivery and dished out his version of the helicopter shot for a six over long-on. Both players did exchange some words at this moment.
However, Morris had the last laugh when he got rid off Pandya, caught at extra cover. While on his way back to the change room, the duo were once at it again, with the MI allrounder pointing his fingers at Morris this time around.
The victory nearly sealed Mumbai’s place in the playoffs as they sit on top of the points table with 16 points and a healthy net run-rate of 1.186.
Despite the loss, Bangalore are still second with 14 points, ahead of Delhi Capitals on net run-rate.
Mumbai Indians are currently placed at the top of the table with 16 points and on the verge of qualification, while RCB are at the second spot with 14 points from 12 matches.