Raina, Jadeja might face disciplinary action
Zee News Bureau
Mumbai: The much publicised on-field spat between Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja seems to have not gone down well with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
As per reports, BCCI is considering taking disciplinary action against the two players. The Board is allegedly miffed at players sparring in public during an international match.
Sources claim that the BCCI has a zero tolerance policy and if players are found guilty of misconduct, they might face strict action. The team management has been asked to send a detailed report about the argument between the two players.
During a match against hosts West Indies in the ongoing tri-series, Jadeja lost his cool apparently after Raina missed two catches off his bowling in the 26th and 32nd over of the Windies innings.
The first chance came in the 26th over when an edge ricocheted off wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik’s gloves and went past Raina at slip. The batsman was Kemar Roach.
Later in the 32nd over, Sunil Narine was given a chance off the bowling of Jadeja as both Bhuvneshwar and Raina misjudged a catch at long-on after the southpaw played a lofted shot. Narine followed that with a six.
After the fall of ninth Windies wicket, Jadeja and Raina got involved into a heated argument that forced stand-in captain Virat Kohli to intervene.
According to a report, Jadeja vented his fury on his teammate by making comments on his loss of interest in captaincy adding that it has spilled onto his fielding as well.