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Ravindra Jadeja banned from final Test at Pallekele

Indian left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has been slapped with a one match ban after amassing six demerit points in 23-month as he breached ICC Players Code of Conduct during India’s second Test match victory against Sri Lanka at SSC Oval in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Before ICC imposed one match ban on the no. 1 bowler of ICC Test rankings Jadeja has become the quickest bowler taking 150 wickets in 32 matches. He was also fined 50 per cent of his match fee for an incident on the third day of the play and received three demerit points.

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.”

After the end of the day three, the charge was taken by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge.

Later, Jadeja admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC Match Referee Richie Richardson, as a result, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Earlier in October 2016 against New Zealand, he was fined 50 per cent of match fee for violating 50 per cent of match fee and accumulated three demerit points during the Indore Test for breaching 2.2.11 ICC Code of Conduct for Players.

Jadeja is currently the highest wicket taker in the series with 13 wickets in the two matches with Ravichandran Ashwin is chasing him at the second position with 11 wickets.

Meanwhile, India lead the three-Test series 2-0. In the second Test India won the match by 53 runs and by an innings.

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