BCCI writes to ICC, says 'not happy' with Anderson verdict

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Updated: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 16:45 [IST]
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BCCI 'not happy' with Anderson verdict

Mumbai, Aug 5: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) stating that they are not happy with the decision to clear England paceman James Anderson in his case against Ravindra Jadeja.

Last week, both Anderson and Jadeja were cleared by a Judicial Commissioner after a six-hour video conference. However, BCCI and captain MS Dhoni are not happy with this decision. Anderson was charged with Level 3 breach of ICC Code of Conduct and Jadeja charged with Level 1 offence. It was alleged that Anderson pushed and abused Jadeja during the first Test at Trent Bridge.

"What we have done is we've written a letter to the ICC saying we are not happy with the verdict," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told "Reuters" news agency today.

"We don't have a right to appeal in this case," Patel added.

Under the rules, only the ICC Chief Executive, Dave Richardson can appeal against the verdict.

In a media release today, ICC confirmed that it has received and is considering the written decision of His Honor Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial Commissioner.

"As per Section 8.3.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has seven days - until Sunday, 10 August - to consider whether to lodge an appeal against the decision," ICC said.

A leaked report today said Anderson abused both Jadeja and Dhoni during the first Test, which ended in a draw.

The five-Test series is tied at 1-1. The fourth Test starts Thursday (August 7).


Story first published:  Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 16:31 [IST]
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