Friday 25 July 2014 

Ravindra Jadeja Handed 50% Fine

Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot
Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for his part in the incident at Trent Bridge
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Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during an incident with James Anderson at Trent Bridge.

He was charged with a breach of Level 2 of the Code of Conduct but match referee David Boon felt that a Level 1 breach was appropriate, relating to 'conduct contrary to the spirit of the game'.

As such he has been given the maximum penalty for a Level 1 breach, and the decision is non-appealable.

The incident occurred as the players left the field for lunch on day two of the first Test at Trent Bridge, and subsequently Jadeja was charged with a Level 2 breach by the England team management and Anderson charged with a Level 3 breach by the Indian team management.

Anderson faces a disciplinary hearing on 1st August, which will be heard by Judicial Commissionner His Honour Gordon Lewis AM.

Boon held Jadeja's hearing in Southampton, which lasted 150 minutes and included oral statements by the players, analysis of video footage and cross examination of the witnesses by both ECB and BCCI representatives.

Under article 7.6.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct, Boon was empowered to find Jadeja guilty of an offence at a lower level to the one he was charged with if found not guilty of the original offence.

Explaining his decision, Boon said: "Under Article 6.1 of the Code, I had to be comfortably satisfied that the offence had occurred in order to find Mr Jadeja guilty of an offence under Article 2.2.11.

"While I was in no doubt that confrontation did occur, and that such conduct was not in the spirit of the game and should not have taken place, I was not comfortably satisfied that this was a level 2 offence.

"Therefore, in exercising my discretion under Article 7.6.5 of the Code and having heard all the evidence, I was comfortably satisfied that Mr Jadeja had committed a level 1 offence under Article 2.1.8 of the Code."

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs