- For his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct, Ravindra Jadeja received a 50 per cent fine and three demerit points
- Jadeja was found guilty of breaching article 2.2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct
- In Jadeja’s absence, left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is expected to play in the third Test
Jadeja was found guilty on the third day of second test match against sri lanka , breaching article 2.2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate in dangerous manner during an International Match”.
As Jadeja had received a 50 per cent fine and three demerit points during the Indore Test against New Zealand in October 2016 for violating 2.2.11 of the Code, with the addition of Saturday’s three demerit points, he has reached the threshold of four demerit points, which, pursuant to article 7.6 of the Code, have now been converted into two suspension points.
In Jadeja’s absence, left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is expected to play his second Test match. Jadeja was awarded Man-of-the-Match in the second Test for his all round performance.
Saturday’s incident happened on the final delivery of the 58th over when Jadeja, after fielding off his own bowling, threw the ball back at the batsman who had not left his crease. The on-field umpires claim that throwing “in a dangerous manner” as it narrowly missed Dimuth Karunaratne.
Jadeja admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
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