New Delhi, Aug 6: India spinner Ravindra Jadeja has been suspended from the third and final Test of the series against Sri Lanka after accumulating six demerit points over a 24 month period.
During the third day’s play in the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday, Jadeja was found guilty of breaching article 2.2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an International Match”.
The incident occurred during the 58th over when, after fielding the ball off his own bowling, he threw it at Dimuth Karunarante “in a dangerous manner” according to the on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Bruce Oxenford.
India took unassailable lead of 2-0 in the 3-match series, defeating Sri Lanka by an inning and 53 runs in Colombo Test on sunday.
Third test will be played in Pallekele from 12-16 August.