India in England 2014 July 17, 2014

Anderson-Jadeja hearing to begin on July 22

ESPNcricinfo staff

The inquiry into England fast bowler James Anderson's alleged involvement in the incident with India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja will begin on July 22, a day after the scheduled conclusion of the ongoing second Investec Test at Lord's.

The ICC appointed Gordon Lewis, Australia's representative on the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, as the Judicial Commissioner to preside over the hearing. He will also hear the charge against Jadeja. Lewis was also the commissioner for David Warner's hearing into the Joe Root incident.

The preliminary hearing will take place via a conference call to address any issues that need to be resolved prior to setting the hearing date and will also explain the procedure that will be followed at the hearing.

The incident is reported to have taken place as the players left the field for lunch on the second day of the Trent Bridge Test. India alleged that Anderson abused and pushed Jadeja, while England alleged that Jadeja turned and approached Anderson in a threatening manner.

Anderson was charged under a Level 3 offence, and if guilty he faces a ban between two and four Tests, or four and eight ODIs, whichever games are first. Jadeja was charged with a Level two offence, and if guilty he could be fined between 50-100% of the match fee and/or get up to two suspension points. Two suspension points equates to a ban of one Test, or two ODIs.

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  • rishi on July 18, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    No one's got hurt doesnot mean we should sleep over it...this kinda laxity has made the situations worse...better to curb such things right here and set an example for one and all. Cricket is a gentleman's game thats why umpires dont have red cards in their pocket. Mere push even outside the field shows bad temper and bad spirit of the game.

  • Satish on July 18, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    Investigation must happen and should punish guilty.

    However biggest challenge is to stop players from abusing. Even talking some rubbish things by slip players during game is not acceptable. Probable players who don't have confidence in their game will adopt such tactics.

    Cricket governing bodies must strengthen rules to stop such nonsense.

  • RAJARAMAN on July 18, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    Physical contact in cricket is needless unlike football ... if it is perpetrated, it must be investigated ... a mere push may result in a fall or nothing ... the result does not justify or condone a needless act ... it is the motive that is important ... it is importan to punish those who take this so-called aggression too far

  • Sam on July 18, 2014, 5:03 GMT

    @CricketChat: Yeah..its circus...really :)

  • Steve on July 17, 2014, 22:45 GMT

    Can Ind and Eng work together to stop this cricus? No one got hurt and it's only a game. Also, whatever happened, it did outside public preview.

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