Cricket Buzz: Kirti Azad calls for ban on Anderson
Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad said on Thursday that James Anderson should be banned, as any kind of physical violence is not acceptable in the game.
"I would not call it a racial comment. Light abusing has been there since our time and will remain in future as well. But threatening someone or indulging in any physical violence is not accepted in the game," Azad said.
"The matter of field should be ended there only. That is why the action of Anderson should be banned and can be called as 'Banderson'. The feeling of the game should not die. And, people should get the message that if you do any such activity, then you will have to face the consequences," he added.
Commenting on the England's take on Jadeja, Azad said, "Now, England should explain either they were right before or now. They have to be wrong somewhere in this case."
The ICC has confirmed that England team manager Phil Neale has charged India's Ravindra Jadeja under Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel for allegedly abusing and pushing Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during the second day of the first cricket Test at Trent Bridge.
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Gary Ballance goes on drinking binge, warned by coach
England's top-order batsman Gary Ballance has been handed a stern warning by team's coach Peter Moores over the left-hander's conduct in a drunken state at a Nottingham pub after the end of the first Test match.
Pictures of Ballance in a topless state with a beer can in hand was splashed all over the British newspapers but ECB has decided that a warning is enough for the talented batsman, who scored a gritty half-century in the first Test against India at TrentBridge.
According to the Daily Telegraph, "The England and Wales Cricket Board said Ballance had been reminded of his responsibilities by Moores in the build-up to the second Test against India at Lord's, after he was pictured dancing in the nightclub and was then, according to an eyewitness, carried out drunk."
The ECB had stated Ballance would not face formal disciplinary action and would retain his place in the Test team at Lord's.
Image: England batting coach Graham Thorpe speaks with Gary Ballance during a training session
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