James Anderson & Ravindra Jadeja Found Not Guilty
The pair were cleared of Level 1 (Jadeja) and Level 3 (Anderson) breaches of the Code of Conduct at a disciplinary hearing held in Southampton.
Judicial Commissioner Gordon Lewis AM chaired the hearing and decided that neither player should be punished for their actions.
"His Honor Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial Commissioner, has found both England’s James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja of India not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct," an ICC statement confirmed.
"The Judicial Commissioner reached his decisions following a six-hour hearing, which took place via videoconference.
"Witnesses, including some Indian and English players, provided evidence and were cross-examined by the respective legal counsels.
"The ECB and Anderson were represented in the hearings by Nick De Marco while Adam Lewis QC represented Jadeja.
"The hearings were also attended by the two team managers, the ECB’s Paul Downton, the BCCI’s Sundar Raman and MV Sridhar, the ICC’s General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, and the ICC’s Ethics and Regulatory lawyer, Sally Clark."
Lewis was brought in as a judicial commissioner to hear the case because of the seriousness of a Level 3 charge. Had Anderson been found guilty he may have been banned for the final two Tests of the series.
However, both players are now free to play in the fourth Test, which gets underway at Anderson's home ground of Old Trafford, this Thursday (7th August).
The five-match series is level at 1-1.
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9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, NottinghamIndia 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, LondonIndia 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, SouthamptonEngland 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, ManchesterEngland 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, LondonEngland 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, BristolMatch abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, CardiffIndia 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, NottinghamIndia 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, BirminghamIndia 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, LeedsEngland 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, BirminghamEngland 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs