Raina-Jadeja apologised for on-field spat

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI): Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina have apologised for their on-field spat during the ongoing tri-series match against the West Indies, which sparked off a debate about lack of harmony in the Indian dressing room.

According to a BCCI official, both cricketers spoke to the team manager M V Sridhar and expressed regret for their on-field conduct.

"Raina and Jadeja have spoken to the team manager and tendered unconditional apology for their on-field behaviour. They have promised that this type of an act won't be repeated again. Both the cricketers have understood that their conduct is unbecoming of a national team cricketer," a senior BCCI official told PTI today.

The interim chief of the BCCI, Jagmohan Dalmiya, had yesterday informed the mediapersons that the BCCI had sought a manager's report into the incident.
No action will be taken against the two cricketers and they will not be penalised either but since the matter has snowballed into a controversy, the Board will like to keep an official document of the incident.

The incident happened after Raina failed to take Sunil Narine's catch on two occasions. Jadeja, after dismissing Narine with the penultimate delivery of the 34th over, rushed towards Raina and said a few harsh things to which the left-handed batsman reacted angrily before skipper Virat Kohli intervened.

But once the match got over, Raina was seen walking up to Jadeja, putting his hand around his neck and trying to explain for the dropped catches.


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