Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), is hoping that his team wins the IPL 2021 tournament and lifts the cup, as he wants to use it for a very specific beverage-related thing. The IPL 2021 season begins on April 9 and will be played across six venues in India, behind closed doors.
Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad will host all the matches of the league stages, with Ahmedabad being the venue to host the playoffs and the final of the IPL 2021 tournament. A unique thing about the scheduling is that none of the eight teams will play any match at their home ground, with all franchises competing on neutral venues.
Kolkata Knight Riders, who failed to qualify for the playoffs in the IPL 2020, will open their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on April 11.
I Want To Start Drinking Coffee In That Only, Says Shah Rukh Khan In Response To A Fan Asking If KKR Will Win The IPL 2021
One of the highest-paid actors in the world, Shah Rukh Khan is known for his wit and funny answers, hence whenever he does a Q&A session on Twitter, it is a must-follow, given that he responds to many of his fans in a fun way, keeping things positive and lighter.
One of the fans during this Q&A on the social media website asked Shah Rukh whether KKR will bring the cup home this time. To this, SRK answered in his typical witty fashion and tweeted, “I hope so. I want to start drinking coffee in that only!”
I hope so. I want to start drinking coffee in that only! https://t.co/s9UvyY2QdV
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 31, 2021
Hefty Penalty For Teams And Captains For Not Adhering To The New Slow –Overrate Rules Laid Down By BCCI For IPL 2021
Meanwhile, the BCCI released some new rules for the IPL 2021, with respect to the umpiring and also to counter the slow over-rates in the IPL 2021. Multiple matches in the previous edition of the tournament in IPL 2020 in UAE, saw matches going until midnight, leading to complaints from broadcasters.
The BCCI now mandated that each side has to finish an IPL inning in 90 minutes, including two strategic time-outs of two and a half minutes each. As per the rule, the over rate has to be 14.1 overs per hour.
If not, heavy fines will be levied on the franchises and their captains and multiple violations may lead to bans on the captains as well.
For the first slow over-rate offense, a team’s captain has to pay a fine of INR 12 lakhs. A franchise repeating the same has to cop a fine of INR 24 lakhs, while if it occurs the third time, not only the officials will impose a penalty of INR 30 lakhs, but the skipper would be banned for a match.
Not only the captain, but the team members will also be penalized this time. In case of the second slow over-rate offense, each member would be fined a sum of INR 6 lakhs or 25% of the match fee, whichever is lesser. Any subsequent offense regarding the over-rate will see the team copping a fine of INR 12 lakhs or 50% of the match fee, whichever is lesser.