In the first Test match being played in Nagpur between India and Australia, veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who returned to international cricket after a long time, has emerged as the biggest star. Jadeja played a big role in taking 5 wickets in Australia’s score of 177. This performance of Jadeja has gone berserk to the Australian media and they are trying to drag Ravindra Jadeja into unnecessary controversy. Now the entry of ICC has also been made in this whole matter. Let’s tell what is the whole matter.
Ravindra Jadeja accused of ball tampering:
The Australian team, batting first after winning the toss, had lost its 5 wickets at the score of 120. Out of this, 3 wickets were taken by Ravindra Jadeja which belonged to Labushen, Steve Smith, and Matt Renshaw. At the same time, Jadeja applied cream to his finger to get rid of the pain. Afraid of Jadeja, the Australian media tried to make it a ball-tampering issue and started a campaign against him on social media.
ICC gives clean cheat to Ravindra Jadeja:
Ball tampering by Jadeja was being publicized in the Australian media, but they knew the truth, so no complaint was made by the Australian team to the ICC.
The ICC itself took cognizance of the matter after which Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja told ICC referee Andy Pycroft that cream was applied to reduce the pain. Satisfied with the reply, the ICC ended the matter here.
What does the rule say?
If you look at the rules of ICC, this apex body of cricket can take cognizance of any matter on its own without any complaint. At the same time, the rule also says that if a player has to put anything on his hand or finger, permission has to be taken from the umpire so that there is no danger of spoiling the ball.