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India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been charged with a Level 2 offence under the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct for his altercation with England pace bowler James Anderson.
The incident occurred on the second day of the first Test in Nottingham.
The charges against Jadeja were brought forth by England team manager Phil Neale and is seen as a retaliation after the tourists charged Anderson with a Level 3 offence.
Jadeja was charged under Article 2.2.11 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which states: “Where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the above offences, conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute”.
If found guilty, Jadeja could be fined 50-100 per cent of his match fee and/or be suspended for one Test match or two ODIs.
Speaking about the incident, the ICC said: “It is alleged that after the players left the public area and entered the pavilion [for lunch], Jadeja turned suddenly and took steps towards Anderson in an aggressive and threatening manner.”