Currently, in the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore are battling for the top spot. CSK defeated RCB today and gave them their first defeat of the season after 4 consecutive victories. The highlight of the match was Ravi Jadeja hitting 37 off Harshal Patel’s last over who is the current Purple Cap holder. The entertainment, thrill, suspense, and nail-biting finishes including Super Overs are going on in the best T20 league in the world. Although no crowd is being allowed in the stadium, the fans are watching the matches in millions of numbers on their mobile phones, TVs, and PCs/Laptops, etc. Not only in India, but the Indian Premier League is also live-streamed and watched with great interest all around the world.
Besides all the action, the players have to maintain discipline on the field and show respect towards what is called the “Gentlemen’s Game”. For this very reason, there is a specific reward in the IPL, called the Fair Play Award. The IPL fair play award is awarded to one team at the end of the tournament every year. The reasons being, the team maintained a great spirit of the game, showed respect towards the opposition, and lastly, respected the cricket laws and umpires.
So, in this article, we will be looking at the IPL fair play award 2021 list. Besides, the points distribution criteria of the reward will also be mentioned. Lastly, we’ll look at the IPL fair play award winners of past seasons.
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IPL Fair Play Award Points Distribution Criteria
If a team wants to become the IPL 2021 fair play award winner, then it has to obey some rules and get the maximum points. The cherry on the cake would be to win the Indian Premier League trophy as well as the fair play award. Well, the teams have done it in the past so it is not a difficult task.
Now coming to the rules, then we have a total of 10 points that a team can get. They are divided into 4, 2, 2, and 2. Getting full points in all of the sections that have a maximum of 2 would mean the team has performed “good”. On the other hand, getting 1 out of 2 would mean the performance was “average”. And last but not least, getting 0 out of 2 would be considered as a “bad” result.
Having said that, the following is the list of points distribution criteria for the IPL fair pay award 2021. The points distribution will be decided by the two on-field and the third umpire.
- How to team has maintained the Spirit of the Game – 4 Points
- How the team has given respect to their opposition – 2 Points
- Shown respect towards the laws of the game – 2 Points
- Shown respect to all the umpires – 2 Points
So, a team can get as much as a perfect 10 result, and as low as zero.
IPL Fair Play Award Points Table 2021
Now let’s take a look at the current standing of the Indian Premier League teams as far as the fair play award is concerned. So, at the top of the IPL fair play award list 2021, we have the Punjab Kings. PBKS is at the 5th spot in the group stage but is topping the fair play table.
Following them is Rajasthan Royals who are at the 6th position when it comes to the league. At the last spot, we have the Royal Challengers Bangalore who is at the 3rd position in the league’s points table.
That being said, the following is the complete IPL fair play award points table 2021. We will be updating it regularly as the tournament progresses.
IPL Fair Play Award Past Winners
The fair play award in the Indian Premier League was introduced in the very first season itself. The reason was to promote the spirit of the game and maintain a good and healthy environment inside the ground.
The following is the list of the teams that won the IPL fair play award from 2008 to 2020.
2008 – Chennai Super Kings
Although Rajasthan Royals won the actual tournament, CSK took the fair play award home for showing great sportsmanship throughout the tournament,
2009 – Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings)
The second IPL fair play award was won by the Punjab franchise. However, they have failed to win the award since then. Nevertheless, they are topping the fair play charts this year up till now and can grab the award for the second time this year.
2010 – Chennai Super Kings
You will see Chennai Super Kings six times in this list as they have proven to be the most disciplined side every now and then. Even after missing two IPL seasons, the MS Dhoni-led side is head and shoulders above any other team when it comes to this achievement.
As a matter of fact, CSK won the Indian Premier League in 2010 as well.
2011 – Chennai Super Kings
So, out of the first 4 IPL editions, Chennai Super Kings won the fair play award 3 times. Not only that, but they also won the league title two times having won their second one consecutively in 2011.
2012 – Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals, for the first and last time, won the IPL fair play award in 2012. Currently, they are at the 2nd spot in the IPL fair play award list 2021.
2013, 2014, 2015 – Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings showed some exceptional spirit of the game on-field and won the fair play award three times consecutively from 2013 to 15.
2016 – Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers won the award for the first time in 2016. They also won their second one, a couple of years after.
2017 – Gujarat Lions
Gujarat Lions (Now discontinued) was declared as the winner of the fair play award in 2017.
2018 – Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians won their first fair play award in IPL in 2018. They were the winners of the award last year as well.
2019 – Sunrisers Hyderabad
The second last IPL fair play award was taken by the Hyderabadi franchise.
2020 – Mumbai Indians
Last but not least, the champions of last year were also the winners of the fair play award.