Judicial Commissioner Gordon Lewis will hold the hearing of England fast bowler James Anderson via videoconference on August 1, the ICC confirmed today. This will be a day after the conclusion of the third Test at Southampton. India lead the five-Test series 1-0 after their 95-run win at Lord's on Sunday. (When India accused Anderson of abusing, shoving Jadeja)
Lewis announced this during the preliminary hearing, which was held on Tuesday morning and attended by representatives of Anderson and the ECB and their legal counsel, the ICC's Ethics & Regulatory Lawyer, and representatives of the BCCI and their legal counsel.
Meanwhile, the ICC has confirmed that following discussions and agreement between the relevant parties and as per the Code of Conduct, David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will hold the hearing of Ravindra Jadeja. Both Anderson and Jadeja were allegedly involved in a skirmish on Day 2 (July 10) of the first Test at Nottingham. (Related: Cook says accusing Anderson is a part of India's strategy)
At the end of the hearing on August 1, Lewis will have 48 hours to announce his decision in writing with reasons. If required, he will also decide on the sanctions to be imposed, date from when the suspension(s) will be enforced and the process for right of appeal. (When absence of camera footage angered Indians)
If the Judicial Commissioner finds the Player or Player Support Personnel not guilty of the offence with which he has been charged, then it remains open to him, at his discretion, to find the Player or Player Support Personnel guilty of an offence of a lower level than that with which he has been charged.
Anderson and Jadeja were charged under Level 3 and 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by India team manager Sunil Dev and England team manager Phil Neale, respectively.
All Level 3 breaches carry a penalty of between four and eight Suspension Points while Level 2 offences carry a fine of between 50-100 per cent of applicable Match Fee and/or up to two Suspension Points. Two suspension points equates to a ban of one Test, or two ODIs, depending on which type of match is scheduled next for the suspended player.