Ravindra Jadeja was discovered responsible of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct throughout the first Test in opposition to Australia in Nagpur when he utilized cream on his left index finger with out the umpire’s permission throughout the first innings.
“Ravindra Jadeja was found to have breached Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to displaying conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game,” an ICC assertion stated.
“In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Jadeja’s disciplinary record. This was his first offence in a 24-month period,” it added.
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In a footage, shared on Twitter on Day 1, Jadeja was seen taking one thing from Mohammed Siraj’s hand and making use of it on his left index finger. The cameras then displayed the all-rounder seemingly rubbing it on his bowling finger for a brief interval whereas being in dialogue with captain Rohit Sharma. In this case, Siraj had the ointment on his finger and Jadeja scooped it onto his fingers.
The India group administration had stated that the participant was making use of the cream to a swelling on the index finger of his bowling hand however based on the ICC, this was achieved with out asking for permission from the on-field umpires.
“Jadeja admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” ICC stated.
The cricket physique additionally added that “the match referee was satisfied that the cream was applied to the finger purely for medical purposes” and had by no means “changed the condition of the ball.”
“The cream was not applied as an artificial substance to the ball and consequently, it did not change the condition of the ball, which would have been in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC playing conditions – Unfair Play – The Match Ball – Changing its Condition,” the ICC assertion stated.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin starred with 5 wickets as India hammered Australia by an innings and 132 runs to take a 1-0 lead within the 4-match Test collection.