2 May 2016 : Ravindra Jadeja of the Gujrat Lion’s team is under the scanner for his disagreement with the umpire’s decision in the match against Kings XI Punjab. He was reprimanded by the match referee for his action.
Jadeja admitted the level 1 offence for breaching the IPL code of conduct. The level 1 offence is listed as Article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials. The IPL is known to have been very strict in implementing the code of conduct on the players and the teams.
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Gujrat Lions have been on a winning spree in the IPL 2016 season. They are one of the most talked about contenders for the coveted IPL trophy. The reprimand comes as a dampener to the spirits of the Gujrat Lions.
On Sunday, the Gujrat Lions lost the match to Kings XI Punjab, who secured a victory by 23 runs. For a winning team, this was definitely a setback. Maybe Jadeja saw this coming which made him aggravated and disagree with the umpire’s decision. The stern action against Jadeja will be a lesson for the other teams as well.