Cricket Buzz: Anderson hearing on Aug 1; David Boon to hold Jadeja's
Judicial Commissioner Gordon Lewis AM will hold the hearing of England fast bowler James Anderson via videoconference on Friday, August 1 at 0900 hrs (BST), the ICC confirmed on Tuesday.
He made the announcement during the preliminary hearing, on Tuesday morning, which was attended by representatives of Anderson and the ECB and their legal counsel, the ICC’s Ethics & Regulatory Lawyer, and representatives of the BCCI and their legal counsel.
During the preliminary hearing, Lewis explained that the hearing will be conducted in accordance with Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
At the end of the hearing on 1 August, he, as per article 5.2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, will have 48 hours to announce his decision in writing with reasons.
If required, he will also decide on the sanctions to be imposed, date from when the suspension(s) will be enforced and the process for right of appeal as per Article 8.
Under article 7.6.5 of the Code, if the Judicial Commissioner finds the player or player support personnel not guilty of the offence with which he has been charged, then it remains open to him, at his discretion, to find the player or player support personnel guilty of an offence of a lower level than that with which he has been charged.
Meanwhile, the ICC also confirmed that following discussions and agreement between the relevant parties and as per the Code, David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will hold the hearing of Ravindra Jadeja.
Details of this hearing are being worked out and will be announced in due course.
Anderson and Jadeja were charged under Level 3 and 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by India team manager Sunil Dev and England team manager Phil Neale respectively following an alleged incident that took place on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday, July 10.
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.
Image: Ravindra Jadeja (left) shakes James Anderson's hand after the Lord's Test
Photographs: Philip Brown/Reuters
'Cook should step down as England captain'
Former England cricket team captain Nasser Hussain insisted that Alastair Cook should step-down as captain after a 95-run defeat by India at Lords.
Hussain said that Cook should ask himself if he is making any difference to the England team or not, and stats tell that he is not. It should be seen whether the team would miss Cook or not.
However, Cook said that he has no intention of resigning and ECB is not in a mood to sack him.
England were 173 for four, chasing 319 to win, on the stroke of lunch on Monday's final day. But the last ball of the session saw Moeen Ali turn his head away from an Ishant Sharma bouncer and glove a catch to short leg. Even so, at 173 for five and with a minimum 60 overs left, England were still in the game, News 24 reported.
This match saw opener Cook's run without a Test hundred extended to 27 innings but Hussain said England's problems ran far deeper than their skipper's lack of runs.
Michael Vaughan, Hussain's successor as England skipper said that it's been absolutely pathetic from England. England has collapsed earlier too, against Australia, Sri Lanka and now India, but this is the worst of the lot, report said.
He added that India were the better team over the five days, they were better led and batted and bowled better.
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Image: Alastair Cook
Photographs: Philip Brown/Reuters
Australia's Marsh ruled out for four months by surgery
Australia batsman Shaun Marsh is to have surgery on an injured elbow next week and will miss October's test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old, who played in the first two tests of the series win in South Africa that put Australia back on top of the world rankings, suffered the ligament injury playing Twenty20 cricket in India.
"It's a pretty significant injury," team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris told the Cricket Australia website.
"Shaun has had a short period of rest, but it's still a problem and we know that surgery takes a long time to recover.
"There's a three-to-four month recovery period and we've chosen to go ahead with that because it gives him time to play for Western Australia and prepare for the World Cup and the Ashes next year."
Lefthander Marsh, son of Australian opener Geoff, was a relative late-comer to Test cricket and made his debut against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in 2011.
In nine tests since, he has scored 493 runs at an average of 32.86 with a high score of 148 against South Africa in the first Ttest victory at Centurion in February.
A pair of ducks in the second Test, however, saw him lose his place in the team for the decider in Cape Town to allow for the return of all rounder Shane Watson.
A more regular presence in the Australia one-day side with an average close to 40, Marsh is, if fit, likely to be included in the squad for the World Cup, which takes place next year in Australia and New Zealand.
Image: Shaun Marsh of Australia stretches
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