Indian Premier League (IPL 2017): Rising Pune Supergiant’s (RPS) wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has admitted to level 1 offence during the second match of IPL 2017 between RPS and Mumbai Indians.
No further details have come out because MS Dhoni admitted his mistake. The charges were levelled by the match referee, who is responsible for determining the level of punishment.
A media advisory issued by the BCCI read, “During the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium yesterday evening, M.S. Dhoni from Rising Pune Supergiant was reprimanded by the Match Referee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct. M.S. Dhoni admitted the Level 1 offense (Article 2.1.1) for conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.”
While there is no clarity why Dhoni was reprimanded, it is speculated that his Decision Review System (DRS) gesture after umpire adjudged Kieron Pollard not out off Imran Tahir’s bowling has landed him in trouble. The former Indian cricket team skipper had jokingly called for a DRS review following the on-field umpire’s decision.