Jadeja’s five seals series win for India
Colombo, Sri Lanka - India spinner Ravindra Jadeja has been suspended from the third and final Test of the series against Sri Lanka in Pallekele after accumulating six demerit points over a 24-month period.
Jadeja had come into the Colombo Test with three demerit points, slapped on him for running on the pitch in Indore in October 2016. Now, the ICC have penalised him further after an incident in the Sri Lankan second innings.
Jadeja had fielded the ball off his own bowling and then thrown it at Dimuth Karunaratne "in a dangerous manner" according to the on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Bruce Oxenford.
Jadeja admitted to the offence and accepted his sanction by match referee Richie Richardson. In addition to the demerit points, which tallied up to a suspension, he was fined 50 per cent of his match fees.