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Jadeja suspended for third Test against Sri Lanka

Ravindra JadejaRavindra Jadeja has been suspended for the third and last match of India cricket team’s tour of Sri Lanka. Due to breach of ICC’s Code of Conduct in Colombo during last day’s play of second Test, Jadeja is going to suffer this punishment.

The no. one ranking Test bowler, has been also fined of his 50 percent match fee alongside receiving three demerit points.

The incident was happened in 58th over of the match. After fielding off his own bowling, Jadeja threw the ball back to Sri Lankan batsman Malinda Pushpakumara, who was batting on 2.

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The batsman did not move to take run but Jadeja intentionally threw the ball towards his body, which was deemed to be “in a dangerous manner” by the on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Bruce Oxenford. Hence, at the end of the match, the hero of the match received three demerit points.

To be noted, Jadeja had earlier received two informal warnings and one official warning for running on the pitch. He had also received three demerit points for his works. As a result, those three points alongside Colombo Test’s three demerit points lead him to a match ban.

It can be mentioned, according to the ICC’s demerit point system, reaching four points converts to two suspension points, which means the player have to miss out a Test match.

To be noted, Ravindra Jadeja was the hero on the fifth day of Colombo Test. He took a fifer to help his side to get a comprehensive and innings victory over the host Sri Lanka.

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