Chennai: Match Referee of the TNPL match at Tirunelveli on 7 August charged Karaikudi Kaalai for a slow over rate. Captain S Badrinath was charged 20 per cent, while the rest of the team was charged 10 per cent each of their match fees.
This was the team’s second over-rate offence of the season and the fines were cumulative. Badrinath was also charged for Level 1 offence under 2.1.3 of the Code of Conduct for Players and Support Staff for showing dissent to an umpire’s decision.
Badrinath accepted both the charges.