» Cricket » Jadeja used offensive language against Watson; fined

Jadeja used offensive language against Watson; fined

November 03, 2013 19:02 IST

In the series against Australia, Ravindra Jadeja failed to grab the headlines for the right reasons.

The all-rounder is in news as he was fined 10 per cent of his match fee for using offensive language against Shane Watson after dismissing the Australian batsman in the seventh One-day match in Bangalore.

Jadeja used offensive language against Watson; finedThe incident happened in the 29th over and Jadeja was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to 'using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match'.

After the end of the play, Jadeja admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Match Referee Andy Pycroft.

"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 the match situation. Mr Jadeja apologised for his action when on-field umpire Nigel Llong spoke to him immediately after the incident and reminded him of his responsibilities," Pycroft said.

All Level 1 breaches for this offence carry a penalty of a warning/reprimand and/or the imposition of a fine up to 50 per cent of the applicable match fee.

Image: Ravindra Jadeja

Photograph: BCCI