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Gautam Gambhir reprimanded for Code of Conduct breach

April 02, 2010 20:36 IST

Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct after his team's victory over Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday night.

Gambhir pleaded guilty to a level 1 offence (section 2.1.7), which relates to "Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in a Match or any Player, Team Official, Match Official or Team participating in any Match, irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate is made."

The offence relates to comments made by Gambhir at the post-match presentation ceremony following the match on Wednesday night.

At the presentation, Gambhir had said, "I think Rajasthan was never a threat. Except for Yusuf Pathan, the other guys were pretty ordinary. We thought Yusuf was the only danger-man and didn't bother too much about anyone else."

Gambhir was reported by IPL Chairman Lalit Modi and admitted to the charge after receiving details of the report.

All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and/or a fine of up to 50% of the player's match fee.