BCCI appeals Jadeja's fine; hearing on August 1

Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 19:19 [IST]
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BCCI appeals Jadeja's fine

Dubai, July 30: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja Wednesday appealed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) against the 50 per cent fine slapped on him by Match Referee David Boon for his altercation with England fast bowler James Anderson during the first drawn Test in Trent Bridge.

The ICC in a statement said that after receiving legal submissions from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) it has accepted Jadeja's request for an appeal against the recent decision by Boon.

"The player was found guilty of an offence under Article 2.1.8 of the Code of Conduct and fined 50 per cent of his match fee. The appeal will be heard at the same time as the disciplinary hearing taking place in respect of the charge against James Anderson on Aug 1 in Southampton. His Honour Gordon Lewis AM, will oversee proceedings via videoconference," the ICC said in a statement.

Anderson has been charged under a level three offence and could be banned for three Tests if found guilty.

The two players reportedly had a heated altercation while they left the field during the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, earlier this month.


Story first published:  Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 19:00 [IST]
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