RCB vs LSG IPL: Avesh Khan reprimanded for breaching COC, BCCI takes action

Avesh Khan of Lucknow Super Giants received a reprimand for violating the Code of Conduct during the Bengaluru match between RCB and LSG in the IPL 2023.

RCB vs LSG IPL: Avesh Khan reprimanded for breaching COC, BCCI takes action
  • Sinchan Saha | April 11, 2023 | 12:34 pm

BCCI observed Avesh Khan‘s forceful response after the last chunk of the IPL 2023 match between Lucknow Super Monsters and Imperial Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru and reproved the LSG pacer. On Monday, he was found guilty of violating the IPL’s Code of Conduct. 

Avesh Khan of Lucknow Super Giants has received a warning for breaking the Code of Conduct 

Avesh confessed to even out 1 offense 2.2 of IPL’s Set of principles and acknowledged the approval. 

“The Match Referee’s decision is final and binding for Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct,”

the IPL stated in a release.

When No. 11 Avesh Khan walked out to bat in the high-pressure situation, LSG needed one run off the final ball. The experienced Jaydev Unadkat had made an easy catch on the previous ball but had lost his composure. Avesh now had to find a way to sneak out on his own and get his side home.

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However, the drama had just begun. RCB medium pacer Harshal Patel stopped on his delivery stride to attempt to inflict a run-out after seeing non-striker Ravi Bishnoi set off for a single, but miraculously missed the stumps. Bishnoi got through. However, this didn’t stop the youthful LSG leg-spinner from taking another early advantage. This time, Harshal bowled a normal delivery rather than another run-out.

Avesh tried to swing for his life, but he didn’t hit the ball. Avesh also set off after observing Bishnoi’s desperate attempt to sneak in a break. Bishnoi and Avesh were able to reach home in time to secure a dramatic LSG victory because RCB goalkeeper Dinesh Karthik failed to collect the ball on the first chance.

Avesh took off his helmet and threw it to the ground as soon as he reached the non-striker’s end. It was this very act that resulted in the censure from the BCCI.

After the high-octane match between RCB and LSG, disciplinary action was not taken against Avesh. After his team was found guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate, captain Faf du Plessis of the RCB was given a fine of 12 lakh rupees.

“The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match 15 against the Lucknow Super Giants at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on Monday. As it was the team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, captain Faf du Plessis was fined ₹12 lakh,”

IPL said.