ICC penalized Jadeja for using cream on his hands without the knowledge of the umpires

ICC penalized Jadeja for using cream on his hands without the knowledge of the umpires

ICC penalized Jadeja for using cream on his hands without the knowledge of the umpires



For applying an ointment on his finger without telling the umpires, Ravindra Jadeja was fined 25% of his match fee and handed one demerit point.

"The finger spinner was using the lotion to treat a swelling on his bowling hand's index finger, according to the India team management. The on-field umpires were not consulted before this was done "ICC sent a statement to the media.

The ICC went on to say that the match official was confident that the cream had not been used for anything else that may have justified accusing Jadeja of ball-tampering.

"The Match Referee was satisfied that the cream was administered to the finger only for medical reasons when he decided to sanction the player along with the Level 1 sanction he imposed. Because the cream was not applied to the ball as an artificial substance, it did not alter the ball's condition, which would have violated clause 41.3 of the ICC playing conditions - Unfair Play - The Match Ball - Altering its Condition "the ICC statement said.

The incident happened at Nagpur during the first day's play, in the 46th over. Social media videos revealed Jadeja touching Mohammad Siraj's left index finger with something he picked up from the back of his hand while standing close to the umpire and captain Rohit Sharma. Michael Vaughan, a former captain of England, had tweeted, "What exactly is he applying on his rotating finger? Never seen this before: #INDvsAUS."

The Australian squad had not complained about the situation. The complaint was leveled, according to the ICC in its statement, by the on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Michael Gough, and fourth umpire KN Ananthapadmanabhan.

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