The Indian Cricket Team began the series with thumping innings and 132 runs win over Australia on the 3rd day of the 1st Test match played at VCA Stadium, Nagpur on 11 February 2023. Ravindra Jadeja was found breaching the code of conduct during the 2nd innings of the first Test.
He has been fined 25 percent of his match fee. Jadeja was found to have breached article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and Player Support Personnel which relates to distributing the spirit of the game.
Apart from the 25 match percent fee, he has been given one demerit point with 24 month period for the offence. The incident took place in the 46th over of Australia’s second innings where Jadeja was applying soothing cream to swelling to his index finger without asking the permission of the on-field umpires.
Jadeja admitted the offence and accepted sanction by ICC Match referee Andy Pycroft, there would be no formal hearing of the case.
The match referee said that Ravindra Jadeja applied the cream on his index finger for medical purposes. The cream was not applied for an artificial substance to the ball and it did not change the condition of the ball which would have led to a breach of Clause 41.3 of ICC Playing conditions.
The on-field umpires Richard Illingworth, and Nitin Menon, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire KN Anathapadmanbhan levelled charges at Ravindra Jadeja.
Ravindra Jadeja’s top-quality performance in the first Test
Ravindra Jadeja made a return to the Indian team after a gap of 5 months. He performed brilliantly with the ball in the first innings grabbing 5 for 47. Jadeja took wickets of Labuschagne, Renshaw, and Smith after the lunch break on the opening day. He then got rid of Handscomb and Todd Murphy to skittle out Australia for a paltry total of 177.
Ravindra Jadeja proved his worth with the bat putting on a valuable partnership. He played with solid defensive technique and scored 70 runs leaving India in a commanding position. Jadeja showed his class in the 2nd innings also dismissing Labuschagne and Pat Cummins. His all-around performance helped him to be named the player of the match award.
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