Jos Buttler fined 10 percent of his match fees in IPL 2023

The English player breached IPL code of conduct

By Web Desk
May 12, 2023
Jos Buttler frustrated after losing his wicket — BCCI

Rajasthan Royal’s (RR) opener Jos Buttler was fined 10 percent of his match fees after breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct in their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 11.

IPL released a statement after the match confirming that the 32-year-old has been fined.

“Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler has been fined 10 percent of his match-fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during Match 56 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on May 11," said IPL in a media release.

"Mr. Buttler admitted to the Level 1 Offence under Article 2.2 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," it added.

Buttler was run out without scoring a run after a mix-up with Yashasvi Jaiswal in the second over with Andre Russell hitting the stumps at the non-striker's end with a direct hit.

The 32-year-old threw his bat to the ground in frustration while walking back to the pavilion as he was angry that despite refusing Jaiswal's call for the quick run, the youngster still came down a long way because of which Buttler had to sacrifice his wicket.

"Unfortunately, it was because of my wrong (call) that he had to sacrifice his wicket, I really respect that. We all know it happens in the game, nobody does it on purpose," said Jaiswal who bagged the Player of the Match scoring 98 on 49 balls.

Rajasthan completed the target of 150 in just 13.1 overs at the Eden Gardens. The massive win also helped RR make their way back into the top four with 12 points from 12 matches and an improved run rate of +0.633.