Home > News >

James Anderson charged for allegedly abusing Ravindra Jadeja under ICC’s Code of Conduct

James Anderson charged for allegedly abusing Ravindra Jadeja under ICC’s Code of Conduct
James Anderson (above) has been charged for allegedly abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja immediately after they left the field for lunch on Thursday © Getty Images

London: Jul 15, 2014

England paceman James Anderson has been charged under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by India manager Sunil Dev following an official complaint by India, it was announced Tuesday — just two days before the teams meet for the second Test at Lord’s on Thursday.

ICC released a statement on Tuesday, “Anderson has been charged for allegedly abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja immediately after they left the field for lunch on Thursday. It is alleged that this was a continuation of a verbal altercation between Anderson and Jadeja as they were walking from the field.”

Level 3 charges are referred to a Judicial Commissioner for adjudication. As such, where required under Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the ICC will appoint a Judicial Commissioner who will hold a hearing as soon as reasonably practicable. These details will be announced in due course.

Earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in a brief statement, said it had “reacted with surprise” to Anderson being referred for a Level Three breach of the code in what it said was a “minor incident” and promised to cite Jadeja for breaches of the code were action to be taken against their spearhead seamer.

“James Anderson categorically denies the accusations made against him and the ECB have pledged their total support for the player should he be charged by ICC,” the statement said.

The ECB added that under the Code it could not comment further and that any more enquiries should be directed to the ICC at the global governing body’s Dubai headquarters.

Offences under Level Three, deemed to be the second-most serious under the four section code, include “threat of assault on a player, team official, or spectator” and “using language or gestures that offends race, religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin”.

Players found guilty of a Level Three offence can be banned for between two to three Tests or four to eight one-day internationals.

(More inputs from AFP)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Nottingham

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Dambulla

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 26, 2014  at Hambantota

Sri Lanka won by 77 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014  at Harare

Australia won by 198 runs

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014  at Basseterre, St Kitts

West Indies won by 91 runs

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014  at Bristol

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Photos

Don Bradman's ducks

Videos

Mitchell Marsh: This is a big opportunity for me

India vs England Live Cricket Score 2nd ODI at Cardiff: India inch closer to victory

Australia vs South Africa Live Cricket Score, Zimbabwe Tri Series 2014 Match 2 at Harare: South Africa win by 7 wickets

Don Bradman and his ducks

India vs England ODI series 2014: Why an Indian win will be surprising

MS Dhoni taking on England in England and BCCI at home!

Australia England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting controversy: Mudgal committee meets police investigators in Chennai

Ravichandran Ashwin dismisses Eoin Morgan to leave England in deep touble against India in 2nd ODI

CLT20: PCB confident about Lahore Lions’ participation

Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes steady England against India in 2nd ODI

PSL will be launched in December 2015, says PCB

Suresh Raina silences critics after cracking stupendous ton for India against England at Cardiff

Shakib Al Hasan’s return: A desperate move by Bangladesh Cricket Board?

Don Bradman and his ducks

India vs England ODI series 2014: Why an Indian win will be surprising

India vs England, 2nd ODI at Cardiff: England’s likely playing XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

664 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny cricket video

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Wins Emmy Award

What is a yeast infection?

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI at Hambantota: Video highlights

Hyperlapse iOS app review: Simple, hassle-free time-lapse video creator unlocks loads of creative possibilities

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Abhishek Bachchan celebrates 10th anniversary of Dhoom!

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords citing “fire and burn hazard”

How to have sex after having a baby

Congress to hold ‘discussions’ with ticket-seekers for NCP seats

Saeed Ajmal reported for suspect action: PCB prepared for the worst

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here