ECB offered to conduct an internal investigation into Anderson’s actions

The ECB were going to investigate Anderson if the BCCI withdrew their Level 3 charge against him

The ECB were going to investigate Anderson if the BCCI withdrew their Level 3 charge against him

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It has been learnt that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) offered to conduct an internal investigation into pace bowler James Anderson’s altercation with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

Anderson recently admitted to pushing and swearing at Jadeja on the second day of the first Test in Nottingham when both teams were leaving the field for the lunch break.

However, the ECB would only conduct their investigation if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) dropped their Level 3 charge against Anderson.

But, it is understood that talks between ECB chairman Giles Clarke and the BCCI collapsed after the ECB refused to ban Anderson for a minimum of two Tests.

ECB managing director Paul Downton was also quick to dismiss rumours that he offered to ‘rest’ Anderson for one Test if his Level 3 charge was withdrawn.

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