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Jadeja was disciplined for using “soothing lotion” without telling the umpires


As a result of violating Article 2.20 of the ICC’s code of conduct for players during the Nagpur Test against Australia, Ravindra Jadeja has had 25% of his match money deducted from him and received one demerit point. The phrase refers to engaging in behavior that is against the spirit of the game.

The event in issue occurred during Australia’s first innings on day one of the Test, which India won by an innings and 132 runs on the third day. He was observed putting an ointment or lotion on his bowling hand’s index finger to relieve soreness. Images from the broadcast showed Jadeja utilizing something that was on Mohammed Siraj’s hand but not the ball.

Later, the Indian team management claimed that the cream was for a swelling on Jadeja’s finger, but the on-field umpires were not informed of this.

Andy Pycroft, the match referee, was pleased with Jadeja’s justification that the cream had only been applied for medical reasons and not to change the state of the ball. But he accused Jadeja of violating the rules of the game by doing so.

This was Jadeja’s first offense during a 24-month period, earning him one demerit point.

One of the key players in India’s victory was Jadeja. He recorded five wickets in the opening game, which saw Australia score 177. Following that, he scored 70 runs to help India reach 400 in their lone innings. He then claimed two more wickets to help Australia’s second innings collapse for 91 runs. He received the Test’s Player of the Match award.

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