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ICC appoints judicial commissioner for Anderson, Jadeja case

ICC appoints judicial commissioner for Anderson, Jadeja case

India Blooms News Service | | 17 Jul 2014, 08:17 pm
Dubai, July 17 (IBNS): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Gordon Lewis AM to sit as the Judicial Commissioner to hear the ICC Code of Conduct case against James Anderson of England, and will also hear the charge against India's Ravindra Jadeja.
Gordon Lewis AM is Australia’s representative on the ICC Code of Conduct Commission and his appointment, as per Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, was finalised after the England cricket team responded to the Notice of Charge.
 
The ICC also confirmed that the Judicial Commissioner has convened a preliminary hearing after the Lord’s Test on July 22. This will take place via telephone conference call in which the Judicial Commissioner will address any preliminary issues that need to be resolved prior to setting the hearing date and will also explain the procedure that will be followed at the hearing.
 
Anderson has been charged under Level 3 while Jadeja has been levelled with a Level 2 charge of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by rival managers following an alleged incident that took place on the second day of the first cricket Test at Trent Bridge last week.
 
All Level 3 breaches carry a penalty of between four and eight Suspension Points while Level 2 offences carry a fine of between 50-100 per cent of applicable Match Fee and/or up to two Suspension Points. Two suspension points equates to a ban of one Test, or two ODIs, depending on which type of match is scheduled next for the suspended player.
 
 
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