Ravindra Jadeja reprimanded by BCCI over spat with Suresh Raina

Ravindra Jadeja (above) had allegedly taunted Suresh Raina about losing his captaincy to Virat Kohli © Getty Images

Port of Spain: Jul 8, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reprimanded all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and asked for a written explanation after his verbal spat with teammate Suresh Raina in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) match of the tri-series against the West Indies.

According to Daily Mirror, Tour Manager Ranjib Biswal and coach Duncan Fletcher were asked for their versions on the issue before reprimanding Jadeja.

Jadeja had allegedly taunted Raina about losing his captaincy to Virat Kohli in MS Dhoni’s absence.

Jadeja had taunted Raina after the latter dropped two catches. The incident happened after Jadeja dismissed ninth West Indies batsman Sunil Narine caught by Ishant Sharma with the fifth delivery of the 34th over.

According to the Indian Express, Jadeja said told Raina: “Because you’ve lost the captaincy, you’ve also lost interest in fielding?”

After the dismissal, Jadeja was seen walking up to Raina and saying something, which the Uttar Pradesh batsman didn’t find amusing. Raina also replied and before things could get out of hand, Kohli and Ishant intervened and told Raina to cool down.

Jadeja was apparently annoyed as Raina failed to judge a catch offered by Narine in his previous over.

Raina led India on their last tour of the West Indies in 2011 when Dhoni was rested. Dhoni’s injury that ruled him out of the ongoing tri-series saw Kohli being appointed the Indian captain for the remained of the series.

The report added that Raina and Jadeja did not carry the on-field spat and walked back to the dressing room together. They also didn’t speak about the matter in the dressing room.