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ICC allow India to appeal Jadeja fine

July 30, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — The International Cricket Council has backtracked and allowed India to appeal Ravindra Jadeja’s fine for an incident with England’s James Anderson.

Jadeja was found guilty of “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” last Friday on a downgraded charge, and fined 50 percent of his match fee from the first test at Trent Bridge, where he and Anderson had a confrontation at lunch on day two.

The ICC said then the fine could not be appealed, but changed its mind after India insisted its allrounder was blameless.

The ICC says in a release on Wednesday that Jadeja’s appeal will be heard at the same time as Anderson’s hearing on Friday. Anderson faces a higher-level charge of pushing and abusing Jadeja, and could be banned for up to four tests.

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