ICC not to appeal Anderson verdict
The International Cricket Council said it will not appeal against the verdict of judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis exonerating England fast bowler James Anderson after he was...
Lewis had found both Anderson and Jadeja "not guilty" following a hearing by video conference which involved the players, witnesses from both teams, the team managers, legal counsel and ICC heads. Anderson and Jadeja had exchanged angry words as they left the field at lunch on day two of the test at Nottingham, and it was alleged that Anderson pushed Jadeja inside the pavilion complex. Anderson is also reported in England to have used obscene language aimed at Jadeja and Dhoni during play. Jadeja had earlier been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for his role in the altercation by match referee David Boon but that was revoked following the judicial commissioner's investigation. The five test-match series is tied at 1-1 after three tests with the fourth set to start Thursday in Manchester.
Cook defends Anderson
Alastair Cook has defended Anderson, who could have been banned for four test matches, and does not believe he needs to tame his aggressive approach. "There's always that muddy line," Cook said. "He needs that for his bowling. The way he bowled at Southampton (in the third test) was incredible."
As well as victory at the Rose Bowl leveling the series 1-1, Cook finally found some form with the bat, contributing with scores of 95 and 70 not out. But his wait for a century, which dates back to May 2013, continues and he admitted he still has work to do to reach the level he demands from himself. "It was great that I scored runs last week," Cook said. "I want to be consistent and score big runs and I have got another opportunity to try and do that. We put a lot of wear and tear into India's bowlers in that game and that is how you win test series."