ICC looking into India's request

ICC looking into India's request

 The James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja controversy took a new turn on Tuesday with the International Cricket Counil saying they were considering a request from India to appeal the verdict.

Sanjay Patel, the secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India, confirmed that the Indian body has requested the ICC to make an appeal.

“I had written to Dave Richardson requesting him to make an appeal on the verdict as we are not happy with it. We think that the code and procedures have not been followed in this case as it should be. Now, we are hoping that the ICC will appeal the verdict,” Patel told Deccan Herald.

Gordon Lewis, the ICC-appointed Judicial Commissioner, had let Anderson off the hook in the Level 3 offence case laid against him by the Indian team manager Sunil Dev for allegedly pushing and abusing Jadeja.

The concerned player or the ICC Chief Executive – Dave Richardson in this case – could challenge the verdict since niether team has the right to appeal the decision. In this case, Richardson has seven days time – within August 10 – to decide on appealing against the verdict.

Should he decide to press forward the appeal then the ICC will appoint a three-member panel constituted from the Code of Conduct Commission, and it will hear the case from the beginning.

The panel reserves the right to alter Lewis’ decision after hearing the version of both the teams, and players concerned. The hearing has to take place within 30 days of the constitution of the panel, and its decision is final and binding.