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Jul 17, 2014
Gordon Lewis has been appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the Judicial Commissioner to investigate the ICC Code of Conduct case against James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja. The entire proceeding will take place via telephone conference call on July 22.
As per Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, Lewis’s appointment was finalised after the England cricket team replied to the Notice of Charge and he is also an Australia’s representative on the ICC Code of Conduct Commission.
The Judicial Commissioner has convened a preliminary hearing after the Lord’s Test on 22 July confirmed ICC. He will address any issues that need to be taken care of before the hearing date and he will also explain the procedures that will be followed at the hearing.
Jadeja has been charged with a Level 2 and Anderson has been charged under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by the respective managers following an alleged row that took place on the second day of the first cricket Test at Trent Bridge last week.
All Level 3 breaches can have a penalty of between four and eight Suspension Points while Level 2 breaches carries between 50-100 per cent of Match Fee or up to two Suspension Points. Two suspension points is equal to a ban of one Test, or two One Day Internationals (ODI’s), depending on the type of match that is scheduled next for the player.
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