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James Anderson could still be punished

James Anderson was let off by the ICC due to lack of evidence © Getty Images
James Anderson was let off by the ICC due to lack of evidence © Getty Images

Aug 4, 2014

England pace spearhead James Anderson could still be punished for his altercation with the Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during the first Test match at Trent Bridge, if Indian cricket officials decide to call on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to appeal the decision due to the lack of video evidence.

According to the Daily Mail, the officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its president, also the ICC chairman, N Srinivasan, were believed to be on the brink of requesting the ICC to look into the matter on Sunday night.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel was quoted saying by the website that the cricket governing body will look into the matter once it receives the full copy of the judgement made by ICC-appointed Judicial Commissioner from Australia, Gordon Lewis.

The report added that BCCI’s lawyers, whose fees runs up in excess of £200,000, will also contemplate on pressing ICC chief executive officer Dave Richardson regarding this matter. Richardson is the only person who can appeal on the decision made by Lewis.

Patel 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.

The English camp believes that the disciplinary charges put by Indians are nothing but a conscious effort to destabilise Anderson and his teammates. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is believed to have accused Anderson of calling him a ‘fat ****’ when he was batting at Trent Bridge, the report added.

“We feared for Jimmy because of the politics involved, not because of anything he’d actually done. The confrontation was the sort of thing you see on cricket fields all over the world,” a source close to the England camp said.

The cameras of ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) around the dressing rooms of the two sides were on but failed to pick the incident. A CCTV camera, used during the County matches on the venue, was not switched on when the incident happened.

Nottinghamshire have insisted that cameras failed to record the matter, but Indian camp and their coach Duncan Fletcher are now happy about it at all.

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