ICC Calls For Judicial Process To Be Respected
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued a statement urging all relevant parties to respect the judicial process ahead of James Anderson's disciplinary hearing.
Anderson will attend a hearing on the 1st August after being charged with a breach of Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct following an incident with Ravindra Jadeja during the first Test at Trent Bridge.
Jadeja has been found guilty of a breach of Level 1 of the Code of Conduct and fined 50 per cent of his match fee.
His opposite number Alastair Cook has also spoken about the incident.
"England captain Alastair Cook and, more recently, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni have made public comments relating to the alleged incident that took place during the first Test at Trent Bridge, the latter of which is critical of and undermines the ICC disciplinary process," ICC chief executive David Richardson said.
"The ICC would also like to reiterate its full support of the process followed and respect for the decision made by David Boon. ICC Code of Conduct hearings of this nature are, generally speaking, difficult processes to work through, with detailed legal submissions, witness statements and oral witness testimony.
"We are satisfied that Mr Boon carefully and comprehensively considered the evidence and submissions presented to him at the hearing, which included conflicting evidence from both sides, prior to making his decision.
"In legal matters such as this, the ICC takes extremely seriously its duty as administrators of the game.
"Therefore, I request all stakeholders to respect the process which remains ongoing and remind them of their duties to the integrity of the process and the sport so that we can focus on the game of cricket itself."
Anderson's hearing will be conducted by His Honour Gordon Lewis AM.
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