Ravindra Jadeja fined 50% of match fee over James Anderson scuffle
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The ICC have fined Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja 50% of his match fee for an altercation with England pacer James Anderson in the first Test match at Nottingham in Trent Bridge.
The ICC stated that Ravindra Jadeja was found guilty of Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct, and therefore fined 50% of match fee.
Match referee David Boon found Jadeja not guilty of original offence, but guilty of ‘conduct contrary to the spirit of the game’ (Article 2.1.8). On the other hand the hearing of James Anderson will be held on August 1.
Earlier, the ICC had charged James Anderson over an alleged confrontation with Jadeja during the drawn first Test at Nottingham.
The ICC said Anderson had been charged for allegedly "abusing and pushing" Jadeja after they left the field for lunch on Thursday`s second day when the Indian was batting.
Anderson and Jadeja were charged under Level 3 and 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by India team manager Sunil Dev and England team manager Phil Neale, respectively.
Players found guilty of a Level Three offence can be banned for between two to four Tests or four to eight one-day internationals for a first offence.
All Level 3 breaches carry a penalty of four to eight Suspension Points while Level 2 offences carry a fine of between 50-100 per cent of applicable match fee and/or up to two suspension points.
The ICC said a disciplinary hearing under a judicial commissioner would be held.
With Anderson`s hearing on August 1, it means the fast bowler will play the third Test match against India in Southampton starting on Sunday.