The BCCI has composed a notice to the ICC showing their discontent about the James Anderson ‘not guilty’ verdict, but have turned down putting pressure on the governing body to release an appeal. The BCCI isn’t pleased that English fast bowler Anderson was supposedly let off the hook in terms of his altercation with Ravi Jadeja in the initial Test in Nottingham, having been identified not guilty of the level 3 charge.
The judge decided late last week that there wasn’t enough proof, without video evidence or corroborating witness statements, to ban James Anderson for up to 4 matches. As such, the BCCI has written to ICC chief Dave Richardson. BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told Reuters: “What we have done is we’ve written a letter to the ICC saying we are not happy with the verdict”.
It is now up to Dave Richardson whether he launches an appeal, which has to be done within 7 days of the first verdict. If he does so, the ICC has 2 days to set up a review panel to look at the Judicial Commissioner’s verdict.