ICC Allow Ravindra Jadeja To Appeal Against Fine
The International Cricket Council (ICC) have confirmed they will allow an appeal against their recent decision to fine Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
After being charged with a breach of Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for his part in an altercation with England's James Anderson, Jadeja was found guilty of a Level 1 offence and fined 50 per cent of his match fee.
He was found guilty of an offence under Article 2.1.8 of the Code and was fined by match referee David Boon.
Anderson has been charged with a breach of Level 3 of the Code of Conduct and his disciplinary hearing will be held on 1st August.
Jadeja's appeal will now be held on the same day.
"The ICC today confirmed that, after receiving legal submissions from the BCCI, it has accepted India’s Ravindra Jadeja’s request for an appeal against the recent decision by Match Referee, David Boon," an ICC statement read.
"The player was found guilty of an offence under Article 2.1.8 of the Code of Conduct and fined 50 per cent of his match fee.
"The appeal will be heard at the same time as the disciplinary hearing taking place in respect of the charge against James Anderson on Friday 1 August, in Southampton.
"His Honour Gordon Lewis AM, will oversee proceedings via videoconference.
"The ICC will make no further comment on this matter until the hearing is concluded."
The decision to allow an appeal comes despite Article 8.1 of the Code of Conduct stating that "a decision in respect of a first Level 1 offence is non-appealable and shall remain the full and final decision in relation to the matter."
10th July: The two players are involved in an altercation as they leave the field of play at lunch.
15th July: Indian team management charge James Anderson with a Level 3 breach.
16th July: The England team management respond by supporting Anderson and charging Jadeja with a Level 2 breach.
16th July: England captain Alastair Cook defends Anderson while Indian captain MS Dhoni supports Jadeja.
17th July: ICC appoints Gordon Lewis AM to chair Anderson's hearing and confirms match referee David Boon will chair Jadeja's hearing.
22nd July: Anderson's hearing date is set for 1st August, one day after the third Test concludes, in Southampton.
25th July: Jadeja is found not guilty of a Level 2 offence but is found guilty of a Level 1 offence and fined 50 per cent of his match fee. The decision is expected to be final and non-appealable.
26th July: In his pre-match press conference in Southampton, Dhoni describes the decision as 'hurtful'.
27th July: ICC issue a statement calling for all parties - specifically citing Cook and Dhoni - to respect the judicial process ahead of Anderson's hearing.
30th July: ICC confirm that they will hear an appeal against Jadeja's fine on 1st August.
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