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Dhoni slams 'hurtful' ICC fine on Jadeja

Dhoni attacks 'hurtful' International Cricket Council fine on Jadeja

England's James Anderson leaves the field of play after being run out by India's Ravindra Jadeja to win the test match on the fifth day of the second ...
India's Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli run during the nets session at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Friday, July 25, 2014. India will face England in ...

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England's James Anderson leaves the field of play after being run out by India's Ravindra Jadeja to win the test match on the fifth day of the second ...

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India's Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli run during the nets session at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Friday, July 25, 2014. India will face England in ...

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) -- India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the decision by the International Cricket Council to fine Ravindra Jadeja 50 percent of his match fee after an incident with England bowler James Anderson was "hurtful."

Dhoni defended his teammate Saturday, saying "there is an individual (Anderson) who has used foul language." He claimed Jadeja was pushed so hard by Anderson that "he barely gained his balance" as the teams went for lunch on day two of the first test at Trent Bridge.

The ICC fined Jadeja for a level one breach of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game" but Dhoni says he "definitely" wants the decision to be appealed.

Anderson's hearing for his more serious level three charge is Aug.1, when he could be banned for four test matches.


Updated : 2021-03-08 00:25 GMT+08:00