Jadeja fined for applying cream without consent of umpires

Wednesday 15th February 2023 05:04 EST

Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 25% of his match fee for applying cream on the swollen index finger of his bowling hand without taking permission from the on-field umpires on the first day of the match. Jadeja was seen in a video receiving something from pace bowler Mohammed Siraj and rubbing it on his left index finger. The ICC said the cream was applied to the finger purely for medical purposes and it did not change the condition of the ball. Jadeja’s action was deemed 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”. The ICC said the incident occurred in the 46th over of Australia’s first innings, when Jadeja applied “a soothing cream to a swelling on the index finger of his bowling hand without asking for permission to do so from the on-field umpires”. Jadeja admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft.

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