ICC to consider BCCI's appeal against Anderson
Posted on Aug 05 2014 | IANS
Dubai, Aug 5 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Tuesday it was considering a request from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja spat during the first Test in Trent Bridge.
"The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that it has received and is considering the written decision of His Honor Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial Commissioner, in respect of his findings that England's James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja of India were not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct and Player Support Personnel, following an exhaustive disciplinary hearing which was held in Southampton," the ICC said in a statement.
The ICC chief executive David Richardson has seven days until Sunday to consider whether to lodge an appeal against the decision.
Both Jadeja and Anderson were found not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct by Lewis in a hearing. Lewis took the decision due to lack of video evidence and impartial testimony.
Jadeja was earlier fined 50 percent of his match fee under Level 1 by Match Referee David Boon for the incident and later it was overturned by Lewis, who also found that Anderson was not guilty of the Level 3 offence he was charged with by India.
While a Level 1 charge cannot be appealed, BCCI's lawyers won a decision to appeal against it and got it overturned. The BCCI is unhappy about the fact that Anderson got away with nothing.
According to ICC rules a judicial commissioner's decision may be challenged by the concerned player or the ICC chief executive.