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James Anderson in fresh controversy during India-England 3rd Test at Southampton?

James Anderson was seen having a few words with Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane © Getty Images
James Anderson was seen having a few words with Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane © Getty Images

Jul 30, 2014

England pace spearhead James Anderson could possibly be involved in a fresh controversy after appearing to have few words with India batsman Ajinkya Rahane during the final over of the fourth day’s play in third Test at Southampton.

Anderson was spoken to by the on-field umpires after he collected his cap and uttered a few words to Rahane, who had taken three runs off the final ball of the last over in the day. Rahane was taken aside by Rohit Sharma, who was batting on the other end.

According to AFP, Anderson is already facing disciplinary action by the International Cricket Council following his bust-up with India’s Ravindra Jadeja during the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge and could be banned from the rest of this series if a teleconference hearing on Friday goes against him.

ICC-appointed Judicial Commissioner  will investigate the altercation between Anderson and Jadeja on August 1. He will conducting a detailed hearing within 48 hours of which he would announce his decision on the incident.

“At the end of the hearing on 1 August, the Judicial Commissioner, as per article 5.2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, will have 48 hours to announce his decision in writing with reasons,” the ICC said in a statement after a preliminary hearing.

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