Pollard and Starc were lucky to escape with fines after their heated altercation.
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Mitchell Starc have been fined for breaching the IPL code of conduct.
The incident occurred during Match 27 of the 2014 IPL between Mumbai and Bangalore on Tuesday and Pollard was fined 75% of his fee, whilst Starc had 50% taken away.
The overseas duo were involved in a heated altercation that was deemed to be against the spirit of the game, and were lucky not to have also received a ban.
Starc attempted to fire a ball directly at Pollard when the West Indian had backed away from facing the ball, and Pollard retaliated by attempting to throw his bat at the Aussie paceman.
The pair also had a heated exchange of words when in close proximity to each other.
It was a level two offence that warranted either a hefty fine, or a two to three game penalty, but match referee Andy Pycroft decided to stick to a fine rather than parking players on the bench.