James Anderson was found not guilty © Getty Images
James Anderson was found not guilty © Getty Images

Aug 5, 2014

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Dave Richardson to appeal against the judgment on the pughgate affair. The ICC hearing had found James Anderson not guilty and had also  Ravindra Jadeja the same. Earlier, the BCCI had expressed its disatisfaction at the verdict.

Earlier, Sanjay Patel, the BCCI secretary had said, “We are expected to receive a detailed copy of the order that was passed by the Judicial Commissioner either by today or tomorrow. We will only be able to take a call in this regard after receiving the order copy. A detailed legal analysis is required before deciding on future course.”

He added, “Our legal team will study the report and will give us feedback. In such cases, every point needs to be studied minutely and it will take some time. So it is premature to conclude whether we will appeal.”

Both Anderson and Jadeja were cleared by the ICC due to lack of video evidence during the hearing. But before that, Jadeja was fined 50 per cent of his match fees which was later taken back by the ICC.

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