Abu Dhabi: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman Chris Gayle has been fined 10 percent of his match-fee for breaching the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Abu Dhabi on Friday (October 30).
“Gayle admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,”said a statement released by iplt20.com.
Gayle missed out yet another Twenty20 ton on Friday when he was dismissed for 99 but he registered his name in the history books when he became the first player to smash 1,000 T20 sixes.
However, the universe boss was bowled by Rajasthan Royals’ fast bowler Jofra Archer as he looked to complete his 23rd T20 century.
Gayle’s T20 power is marked by the fact that the next best six-hitting batsman is countryman Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who has cleared the boundary ropes 690 times in over 450 innings.
Rajasthan Royals beat KXIP on Friday to keep their playoffs alive. The Royals are now fifth in the points table and will next lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday (November 1) at Dubai.
Meanwhile, KXIP are still alive in the playoff race as they are in the fourth spot with 12 points in 13 games just above Rajasthan Royals (12 points) courtesy of better net run-rate. They will next take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (November 1).