Anderson: Jadeja incident 'most stressful'

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England fast bowler James Anderson has revealed that the drama with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during the recent Test series one of the most stressful times of his England career.

England fast bowler James Anderson has revealed that the drama with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during the recent Test series one of the most stressful times of his England career.

The players were involved in an off-field incident in Nottingham, with words exchanged, and then the India management alleged that Anderson had shoved Jadeja. As such, he was charged with a level three offence by the ICC.

Investigations revealed no conclusive evidence either way, and Anderson was found not guilty, and he now says 'common sense' prevailed and that those few weeks were very hard on him and the team.

Jadeja was also found not guilty of a counter charge laid by the ECB, and Anderson told <i>Sky Sports News</i>: "I felt it went too far, the whole process was too much.

"It could have been dealt with on the day, it could have been dealt with after the game but unfortunately it turned into a long, drawn out process but thankfully common sense prevailed in the end.

"It was probably one of the most stressful periods that I've been through whilst I've been in the England team. It was constantly there, whether it was talking to solicitors, whether it was 'we've got meetings here'; whatever it was, it was a constant thing.

"I just wanted it to go away so I could concentrate on the cricket. But I thought that everyone dealt with it brilliantly. The ECB were great; they backed me all the way and I'm very grateful for that."

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