Sandeep Sharma, the Kings XI Punjab swing bowler, was fined 50% of his match fees for a Level 1 offense of the Code of Conduct, the Indian Premier League governing body announced on Monday.after his show of dissent at an umpire’s decision during the IPL 2017 clash against Gujarat Lions in Mohali on Sunday. KXIP slipped to a six-wicket loss.
During the fifth over of GL’s innings, the swing bowler decided to bowl from round the wicket to the opener Dwayne Smith.
The pacer admitted to his offence after his action was found to be in violation of article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials. Hence, there was no need for a formal hearing.