Sharjah: Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Morne Morkel has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) code of conduct by using "insulting language" during his team`s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here.
"Morkel admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.4) of using insulting language during the match," said a statement from the tournament organisers.
The Knight Riders beat RCB in a thriller at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The statement added: "For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee`s decision is final and binding."
In another game yesterday, Shane Watson of Rajasthan Royals was fined USD 20 000 for maintaining a slow over rate during the Chennai Super Kings innings.