Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 25 per cent of match-fee for making use of ointment on his finger with out informing the on-field umpires throughout India’s first Test in opposition to Australia within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
“The India team management had explained that the finger spinner was applying the cream to a swelling on the index finger of his bowling hand. This was done without asking for permission from the on-field umpires,” said the International Cricket Council (ICC) in an announcement.
The ICC assertion clarified that the Australian workforce didn’t lodge a grievance and Jadeja was under no circumstances accused of ball-tampering.
“The Match Referee was satisfied that the cream was applied to the finger purely for medical purposes. 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,” added the assertion.
The incident occurred within the forty sixth over Australia’s first innings when Jadeja, the eventual participant of the match for his all-round efficiency, with Mohammed Siraj’s assist utilized cream on his left-hand finger. Once the footage appeared on social media, match referee Andy Pycroft in session with the umpires Nitin Menon and Michael Gough levelled the costs.
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