Jadeja fined for using offensive language against Watson

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Jadeja pleaded guilty to the charge

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for using offensive language after dismissing Australia batsman Shane Watson during the seventh ODI in Bangalore yesterday.

Jadeja was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.4 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”.

The charge against Jadeja was implemented by match referee Andy Pycroft, on-field umpires Nigel Llong and Sundaram Ravi, third umpire Anil Chaudhary and fourth umpire Ravi Subramanian.

Jadeja has pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted the repercussions, which means that there will be no need for a formal hearing to take place.

Speaking about the incident, Pycroft said: “Mr Jadeja’s reaction after dismissing Shane Watson was clearly in breach of the Code as the players are always expected to respect their opponents, no matter what is the match situation. Mr Jadeja apologised for his action when on-field umpire Nigel Llong spoke to him immediately after the incident and reminded of him responsibilities.”

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