Southampton, Aug 1: The Judicial Commissioner, probing the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja altercation today found both the players not guilty after a marathon six-hour hearing, clearing the decks for their participation in the remainder of the Test series. The Judicial Commissioner Gordon Lewis reached his decisions following a six-hour hearing, which took place via video-conference and put an end to the suspense surrounding the fate of the two players.
“His Honor Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial Commissioner, has found both England?s James Anderson and Ravidra Jadeja of India not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct,” ICC said in a statement. 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.