India's Jadeja fined for Anderson fracas

Indian spinner loses half his match-fee for the altercation with England fast-bowler James Anderson in the first Test.

    Jadeja was charged with a level 2 offence which carries a heavier punishment [REUTERS]
    Jadeja was charged with a level 2 offence which carries a heavier punishment [REUTERS]

    India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match-fee for his involvement in an altercation with England fast-bowler James Anderson during the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge.

    The clash, which occurred as the players left the field at lunch on the second day, saw Jadeja charged with a level two misconduct charge for allegedly approaching Anderson in a threatening manner.

    Match referee David Boon found Jadeja not guilty of the offence for which he had been charged, but felt his conduct was contrary to the spirit of the game.

    Anderson was charged with a level three offense for having "abused and pushed" his opponent.

    "While I was in no doubt that confrontation did occur, and that such conduct was not in the spirit of the game and should not have taken place, I was not comfortably satisfied that this was a level 2 offence," Boon, the former Australia batsman, said in a statement on Friday.

    "Therefore, in exercising my discretion under Article 7.6.5 of the Code and having heard all the evidence, I was comfortably satisfied that Mr Jadejahad committed a level 1 offence under Article 2.1.8 of the Code."

    Anderson's hearing will be held on August 1, the day after the third Test at Southampton is scheduled to finish, where he faces a possible four-Test ban if he found guilty.

    India lead the five-match series 1-0

    SOURCE: Reuters


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