India Complain Against James Anderson, England Fume as ICC Levels Charges

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London:¬†England paceman James Anderson has been the subject of an official complaint by India, it was announced on Tuesday — just two days before the teams meet for the second Test at Lord’s on Thursday. The International Cricket Council has taken note of the matter and charged him for a Code of Conduct’s Level Three breach.

It is alleged Anderson broke the ICC code of conduct during an incident involving India left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the drawn first Test at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge last week. “Anderson has been charged for allegedly abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja immediately after they left the field for lunch on Thursday,” read an ICC release. “It is alleged that this was a continuation of a verbal altercation between Anderson and Jadeja as they were walking from the field.”

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in a brief statement, said it had “reacted with surprise” to Anderson being referred for a Level Three breach of the code in what it said was a “minor incident” and promised to cite Jadeja for breaches of the code were action to be taken against their spearhead seamer….

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