Lacked Evidence to Pronounce James Anderson Guilty: ICC Judicial Commissioner Gordon Lewis

James Anderson was facing a charge under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players, following allegations that he pushed and abused Ravindra Jadeja during the lunch break on the second day of the first Test at Nottingham.

updated: August 04, 2014 15:05 IST
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London: Gordon Lewis, the ICC-appointed Judicial commissioner who heard the misconduct charges against James Anderson, said the England pacer was deemed not guilty as there wasn't enough evidence to impose sanctions, which were severe in nature. (Anderson Admitted Abusing Jadeja)

Gordon said he found the witnesses to be extremely biased in favour of their own team, and the only neutral witness -- a Trent Bridge steward -- said he didn't see much. (Also read: Jadeja-Anderson controversy has no winner anyway)

Moreover, there was neither an audio evidence to establish the abusive sledging nor a video footage of the pushing incident in the corridor between the ground and the dressing rooms.

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