India in England 2014 July 22, 2014

Anderson hearing on August 1

ESPNcricinfo staff

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The hearing into the Level 3 charge against England fast bowler James Anderson will be held on August 1 via videoconference, a day after the scheduled end of the third Test against India. The date was decided on by Gordon Lewis, the judicial commissioner, during Tuesday's preliminary hearing, which was attended by representatives of Anderson, the ECB, the BCCI, legal counsel of both boards, and the ICC's ethics and regulatory lawyer.

At the end of the hearing on August 1, Lewis will have 48 hours to announce the verdict in writing. "If required, he will also decide on the sanctions to be imposed, date from when the suspension will be enforced and the process for right of appeal," the ICC said in a release.

If Lewis finds Anderson not guilty of the Level 3 charge, "then it remains open to him, at his discretion, to find the player or player support personnel guilty of an offence of a lower level than that with which he has been charged."

The ICC also confirmed that the hearing into the Level 2 charge against India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja will be conducted by the match referee David Boon. The date for Jadeja's hearing has not yet been set.

The incident involving Anderson and Jadeja 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 Anderson abused and pushed Jadeja, while England alleged 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 receive up to two suspension points. Two suspension points equates to a ban of one Test, or two ODIs.

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  • Dummy4 on July 24, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    India is in the habbit of coming back hard after incidents like this . All can remeber the pearth test in Austrailia . After sydny test .All know what happened in Sydeny test.

  • cric on July 23, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    @Yarms totally agree. A decent apology and a handshake could have sorted this out long time back. I don't like players who overreact and are rude to others, no matter how good they are on the field. Are you still listening Glenn Mcgraw? It makes them a very bad sports ambassador for their country or the brand they represent. Wins and losses are part of the game and even the most fanatic fans tend to agree that sportsmanship is important than winning at all costs. Sledging and now pushing and shoving should never be part of any sport.

  • Steven on July 23, 2014, 8:03 GMT

    Seriously this have been sorted out by now waiting till the series is half over before the hearing takes place is crazy if there's no evidence then let them off with awarning if there's evidence then give out the punishment straight away letting this linger for this long is only going to build the tensions up in both sides and surely we don't want anymore of this crazy behaviour it's not good for the game when will somebody hand out the tough punishments if the evidence is there just like the slow over rates when are they going get sorted out so us fans can get to see 90overs in the day take away official drinks breaks u don't need them anymore cos there are so many unofficial drinks breaks at the end of every over almost these days

  • N on July 23, 2014, 7:34 GMT

    There is no video evidence here, it's just one's (or one team's) word against the other. The two players will just have to be let off with a warning. But hopefully this will serve as a lesson for them to be more professional on the field. They don't have to go too far to look for better examples on either side. Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, MSD, Bhuvi, etc. just go about their business and don't get into any kind of trouble. Be aggressive if that's what works for you but don't cross any lines!

  • Nikhil on July 23, 2014, 6:57 GMT

    There should be no room for such nonsense in international sports, let alone cricket. These are not school boys, these are supposed to be representatives of their countries.

    No lawyer, no business executive is allowed to indulge in such acts and the excuse made that it was in the heat of the moment. Sportsmen and women are in no more pressure than top people in other professions and as such, should not be allowed to get away by means of childish excuses.

    To put it simply, if these guys can't control their tempers, they don't belong at this level.

  • Dummy4 on July 23, 2014, 4:43 GMT

    Third test will be interesting. While England will try to win to keep the series hopes alive India needs to safeguard the margin. Sentiments will flare up given the slightest provocation.

  • Android on July 23, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    This spat is just to improve the popularity of the series and delay in proceeding confirms action will be taken against Anderson or jade ja....

  • adeel on July 23, 2014, 1:50 GMT

    @jw76 - 110% spot on mate! i hope someone from ICC looks at your comment or the author of this article passes it on to Mr Dave Richardson!

    it won't be long when "pushes and shoves" will become "part of the game" and the "line not to cross" would be "the punching line".

  • Yarman on July 23, 2014, 1:37 GMT

    This is all in the heat of the moment.. I'm sure Jimmy said something to Jadu and Jadu responded and there may mve been some shoving... I think lawyers hearing and judicial reviews in this circumstances are a nonsense. Shanke hands guys and get on with it.. this is not life and death.. its a game its entertainment at the end of the day. It will not stop the fiting in Afganistan or the starving in villages in India... so let's put it in perspective.

  • N K on July 23, 2014, 0:26 GMT

    I think all cricketers should undergo classes on sports ethics and manners. As is true with all professions, cricket as a profession has lost its decency and dignity and gentlemenship. It is a thing to be ashamed off. Let us recollect great players like Frank Worrel, Gary Sobers etc.too many players exhibit temper tantrums on the field and their gestures are very awkward and look obnoxious and this has to be dealt with severely.

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