Matthew Wade has been penalised for violating the code of conduct following his dramatic LBW expulsion
Matthew Wade, an Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, has been penalized for violating the IPL Code of Conduct during the Royal Challengers Bangalore-Gujarat Titans match on Thursday (May 19). After moving to the third umpire, the left-hander was dissatisfied with an LBW call that went in the bowler’s favor. After the on-field umpire raised his finger, Wade was certain the ball had touched some portion of his bat before it hit the pads and wasted no time walking upstairs.
Despite the Ultra Edge indicating minor spikes, the third umpire was not convinced of a little inside edge and upheld the on-field umpire’s ruling of out, as the ball went on to smash the stumps after pitching in line with the contact. After a promising start to the innings, Wade was out for a 13-ball 16, which included two fours and a six, and he expressed his displeasure on the field.
In fact, Wade was captured on tape breaking the seats in the locker room with his bat in a fit of rage. He was later sanctioned for his actions, and the Australian also acknowledged a level one charge for violating the IPL Code of Conduct.
“Mr. Wade admitted to the Level 1 offense under Article 2.5 of the IPL 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,” the IPL said in a statement.
Gujarat, meanwhile, scored 168 for 5 in their 20 overs, with to Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 62, but lost the game by 8 wickets as RCB comfortably chased down the mark. Virat Kohli was named Player of the Match after his magnificent 73 off 54 balls, which helped RCB to a convincing victory. With the win, RCB keeps their playoff aspirations alive, while Gujarat Titans have already secured their spot in the playoffs.