Gordon Lewis to oversee Jadeja-Anderson clash hearing today
Zee Media Bureau/Jayanta Oinam
New Delhi: The hearing for the much publicised Jadeja-Anderson clash will take place later today. The hearing will be overseen via video conference by judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis, who is based in Australia.
The Indian team management had filed a complaint against the English pace bowler James Anderson for allegedly `pushing and abusing` Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. The England pacer was charged with Level 3 offence for the same.
The English management filed a counter-charge against the Indian spinner for `suddenly turning and taking steps towards Anderson in an aggressive and threatening manner`. Following which, Jadeja was charged with committing Level 2 offence.
However, during the hearing before the start of the third Test at Southampton, Jadeja was not found to have breached the Level 2. Match referee David Boon downgraded it to Level 1 was fined 50% of his match fee.
Then the Indian camp requested International Cricket Council (ICC) for re-hearing of the case. The ICC confirmed on Wednesday that it had accepted the request "after receiving legal submissions from the BCCI".
Anderson, who won the man of the match award for his bowling performance in the just concluded third Test, faces a maximum four-Test ban if he is found guilty. During the hearing, Ravindra Jadeja will also complain against his fine for his part in the incident.
In between, acccording to a report in the Indian Express, the Indian defence counsel has procured "incriminating evidence", including video footage of the alleged incident during the Nottingham Test.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be one of the key witnesses in the hearing.
With Agency inputs