IndvsNZ: Jadeja fined half of his match fee in Indore Cricket Test
Indore: Indian Cricket team’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was fined half of his match fee after found guilty of running on the danger area of the pitch even after repeated warnings of the umpires.
Jadeja was fined 50 per cent of his match on the Day 2 of the third Cricket Test of the three-match series at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.
It was the final session when Jadeja disobeyed the rule by running on the danger area despite three warnings. Jadeja’s fault also docked India’s five runs as penalty.
"Jadeja was found to have breached Article 2.2.11 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'causing avoidable damage to the pitch during an international match'," an ICC release stated.
"In accordance with Article 7.3 of the revised Code, which came into effect on 22 September, in addition to the sanction imposed for his breach of Article 2.2.11, three demerit points have been added to Jadeja's disciplinary record," the release added.
It could be mentioned here that if Jadeja reaches four or more demerit points then he may face suspension from one Test, two ODIs or two T20.
27-year old left arm-spinner, however, accepted the sanctions proposed by Match Referee David Boon.
What New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said?
- In countries where the wickets deteriorate like this, the umpires have to be very decisive around how they look after the middle of the wicket.
- There are rules in place and they need to stick to those.