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Dinesh Karthik was reprimanded for violating the code of conduct during the LSG versus RCB match

Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik was penalized for violating the Indian Premier League’s Code of Conduct on May 25 during RCB’s Eliminator match against the Lucknow Super Giants at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The offenses are classified into tiers based on the severity of the crime and the behavior. Level 1 Article 2.3 allows for the use of an audible obscenity during a match. This includes the player using offensive words in any language that is audible to the fans and public, whether through the stump mics or otherwise.

Out of anger, Karthik used foul language while batting in the first innings of the match against LSG. Rajat Patidar and Dinesh Karthik batted brilliantly during the death overs. Karthik moved to the left, hoping to knock a wide ball for some runs, but he failed and swung his bat in the air, missing a shot. He yelled in frustration, and the stump mic caught some of his expletives.

In terms of the match, RCB overcame LSG by 14 runs in the Eliminator to keep their IPL finals hopes alive. The partnership of Rajat Patidar and Karthik enabled RCB to set a goal of 208 runs for LSG to pursue. While it appeared like the debutants would succeed due to their strong start, the RCB bowlers outperformed them.

After winning the game, RCB advanced to Qualifier 2 to face the inaugural champions, Rajasthan Royals. Both teams are one win away from meeting the Gujarat Titans in the finals. The league’s penultimate match, Qualifier 2, will take place today, May 27, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.