Tuesday 22 July 2014 

James Anderson Hearing Set For 1st August

Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson shake hands
The two players at the centre of the controversy shake hands at Lord's
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His Honour Gordon Lewis AM will hold the hearing of England fast bowler James Anderson, who has been charged under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct, on 1st August.

At the preliminary hearing, where represenatatives of Anderson, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the ICC's Ethics & Regulatory Lawyer, and Indian board (BCCI) representatives were present, Lewis confirmed he will hold the hearing via videoconference at 09:00 local time (08:00 GMT).

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

Following the hearing, Lewis will have 48 hours to announce his decision in writing, before deciding on the sanction(s) to be imposed, the date from which any suspension(s) will be enforced and the process for right of appeal.

However, while Anderson could be suspended for his actions, where he is alleged to have pushed Ravindra Jadeja as the players left the field during the first Test at Trent Bridge, Lewis may find him not guilty of a Level 3 offence, but guilty of a Level 2 offence - with which Jadeja is also charged - and punish the player accordingly.

Match referee David Boon will hold the hearing into Jadeja's charge under Level 2 of the Code of Conduct at a date and time to be agreed.

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