Dinesh Karthik reprimanded for breaching IPL code of conduct

The RCB batter was reprimanded for the use of "audible obscenity" during the Eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday.

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Dinesh Karthik has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL code of conduct during the contest between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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A communique from BCCI stated: "Karthik admitted to a Level 1 offence under Article 2.3 of the code of conduct and accepted the sanction."

Article 2.3 pertains to use of an audible obscenity during a match. "Article 2.3 covers the use of words commonly known and understood to be offensive, obscene and/or profane (in any language) and which can be heard by the spectators and/or the viewing public whether by way of the stump-microphone or otherwise. This conduct may include, for example, swearing in frustration at one’s own play or fortune," the code of conduct states.

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