India in England 2014 July 22, 2014

Anderson hearing on August 1

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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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  • 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.

  • cricmatters 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.

  • Sexysteven 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

  • NP_NY 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!

  • Nicky59 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.

  • 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.

  • on July 23, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    This spat is just to improve the popularity of the series and delay in proceeding confirms that....no action will be taken against Anderson or jade ja....

  • Cricket_theBestGame 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".

  • Yarms 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.

  • namakkalsekar 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.

  • 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.

  • cricmatters 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.

  • Sexysteven 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

  • NP_NY 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!

  • Nicky59 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.

  • 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.

  • on July 23, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    This spat is just to improve the popularity of the series and delay in proceeding confirms that....no action will be taken against Anderson or jade ja....

  • Cricket_theBestGame 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".

  • Yarms 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.

  • namakkalsekar 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.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on July 22, 2014, 22:20 GMT

    I hope Anderson doesn't get banned. Absolutely over-rated ordinary bowler. It will be a huge loss for India if he gets banned. But his act is definitely deplorable if we have to go by what the most well behaved Captain (Dhoni) had to say.

  • on July 22, 2014, 22:17 GMT

    I hope the ICC level its own penalty for this test match venue not having adequate facilities. This is a compliance issue.

  • jw76 on July 22, 2014, 22:13 GMT

    The ICC should be in the dock as well as the players. They turn a blind eye to players sledging, goading and giving send-offs to each other on the field, despite the fact that respect for opponents is part of the spirit of the game, which is included in the laws of cricket. I am quite sure that this incident would never have occurred if the umpires, who answer to the ICC, had clamped down on that sort of thing, as the likes of Dickie Bird and David Shepherd used to do. Wake up, ICC - your negligence is allowing Test cricket to turn into a cauldron of hatred!

  • kc69 on July 22, 2014, 21:56 GMT

    Come on guys we need Anderson to play.If not whose bowling will Jadeja take on?

  • markatnotts on July 22, 2014, 20:51 GMT

    An awful lot of people commenting on here must have been upstairs outside the changing rooms when the incident happened. But hang on - I know for a fact the ppublic are not allowed up there. So shouldn't judgement be reserved until the facts are revealed post hearing?

  • dhchdh on July 22, 2014, 20:09 GMT

    If Jimmy is guilty he should be punished like Suarez, verbal duels are a grey zone. Clarke was let off for "breaking jimmy's arm" Physical contact is simply not acceptable.

  • the_blue_android on July 22, 2014, 19:44 GMT

    The charges levelled against Jadeja by ECB are so funny!! Jadeja is a puny little man compared to Anderson. He's at least half a hoot shorter and 60 lbs lighter than Anderson. Yet Anderson got threatened when he turned and approached him? This is as funny as it can get.

  • rmjayna on July 22, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    I think Anderson needs to go through this and perhaps cautioned that any future behaviour of this sort will automatically incur serious penalties. He gets away with too much abuse on and off the field.

  • nursery_ender on July 22, 2014, 16:48 GMT

    Posted by Mahesh Verma on (July 22, 2014, 15:53 GMT) There should be no place for physical violence or contact in the game of cricket, the authorities should make sure that appropriate action/punishment is given so that such disgraceful incidents don't repeat in future.

    Nor is there any room for provoking someone to the extent that he feels the need to defend himself.

  • on July 22, 2014, 15:53 GMT

    There should be no place for physical violence or contact in the game of cricket, the authorities should make sure that appropriate action/punishment is given so that such disgraceful incidents don't repeat in future.

  • Jaganplus on July 22, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    Move on. No need for suspensions. Anderson needs to be told no pushing and shoving.

  • mrmonty on July 22, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    @Mayuresh, CCTVs were very much there.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-india-2014/content/story/762095.html

    ECB and Nottinghamshire say the camera wasn't recording. Do you need a pinch of salt to take that with.

  • kumarcoolbuddy on July 22, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    I wish the culprits are punished. If we leave this without any action then these kind of actions will definitely repeat in future. Cricket is a gentleman game and it has to be.

  • on July 22, 2014, 14:03 GMT

    Not sure why they do not install CCTV camera's all over the place. This will also keep fixing in check to some extent

  • on July 22, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    @electric_loco_WAP4: It will be good if your second wish comes true, but regarding the first one , England might win, but by big margins! Keep dreaming mate.

  • on July 22, 2014, 13:33 GMT

    @stranger ways I didn't know in order to know something, one needs to be present there.... the fact us that hearing has been postponed, camera recording not available, and witnesses presents lend credibility to some extent..

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 22, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    The series is ony 2 tests old and has turned to 1 of most controversial of the recent times.You know it when such things make headlines as much as the cricket.Hopefully it's a double W for Eng come Aug 1.Eng the test by big margin,Jimmy freed of charges.

  • SwamyCricketAnanda on July 22, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    I am happy that Dhoni sends out a message that Indians and not pushovers (pun intended). Dhoni has been respectful in victory and humble in defeat. It is good to see an Indian captain reminding England and its fans that cricket is a gentleman's game.

  • King-Cobra on July 22, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    The way he was scrambling to save his wicket when Jadeja had the ball in hand, I feel India can offer to forgive him and move on. Revenge is complete!

  • on July 22, 2014, 12:29 GMT

    Can somebody share some more inputs? Why the hearing has been shelved?

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  • on July 22, 2014, 12:29 GMT

    Can somebody share some more inputs? Why the hearing has been shelved?

  • King-Cobra on July 22, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    The way he was scrambling to save his wicket when Jadeja had the ball in hand, I feel India can offer to forgive him and move on. Revenge is complete!

  • SwamyCricketAnanda on July 22, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    I am happy that Dhoni sends out a message that Indians and not pushovers (pun intended). Dhoni has been respectful in victory and humble in defeat. It is good to see an Indian captain reminding England and its fans that cricket is a gentleman's game.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 22, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    The series is ony 2 tests old and has turned to 1 of most controversial of the recent times.You know it when such things make headlines as much as the cricket.Hopefully it's a double W for Eng come Aug 1.Eng the test by big margin,Jimmy freed of charges.

  • on July 22, 2014, 13:33 GMT

    @stranger ways I didn't know in order to know something, one needs to be present there.... the fact us that hearing has been postponed, camera recording not available, and witnesses presents lend credibility to some extent..

  • on July 22, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    @electric_loco_WAP4: It will be good if your second wish comes true, but regarding the first one , England might win, but by big margins! Keep dreaming mate.

  • on July 22, 2014, 14:03 GMT

    Not sure why they do not install CCTV camera's all over the place. This will also keep fixing in check to some extent

  • kumarcoolbuddy on July 22, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    I wish the culprits are punished. If we leave this without any action then these kind of actions will definitely repeat in future. Cricket is a gentleman game and it has to be.

  • mrmonty on July 22, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    @Mayuresh, CCTVs were very much there.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-india-2014/content/story/762095.html

    ECB and Nottinghamshire say the camera wasn't recording. Do you need a pinch of salt to take that with.

  • Jaganplus on July 22, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    Move on. No need for suspensions. Anderson needs to be told no pushing and shoving.