Anderson hearing to take place on 1 August

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The hearing to decide England fast bowler James Anderson's fate on the back of a level three Code of Conduct charge will take place on 1 August, a day after the third Test against India comes to an end.

The hearing to decide England fast bowler James Anderson's fate on the back of a level three Code of Conduct charge will take place on 1 August, a day after the third Test against India comes to an end.

A panel met on Tuesday to discuss Anderson's alleged shoving of India all-rounder Ravi Jadeja during the first Test at Trent Bridge, and decided to delay the hearing till after the Southampton fixture.

If found guilty, Anderson could be banned for up to four Tests, given the level of the accusation. But the hearing could also see the charged lowered, depending on the evidence. Conversely, the ECB's level two charge against Jadeja doe not have a hearing date yet.

An ICC release said: "At the end of the hearing on 1 August, the Judicial Commissioner, as per article 5.2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, will have 48 hours to announce his decision in writing with reasons.

"If required, he will also decide on the sanctions to be imposed, date from when the suspension(s) will be enforced and the process for right of appeal as per Article 8.

"Under article 7.6.5 of the Code, if the Judicial Commissioner finds the Player or Player Support Personnel not guilty of the offence with which he has been charged, then it remains open to him, at his discretion, to find the Player or Player Support Personnel guilty of an offence of a lower level than that with which he has been charged.

"Meanwhile, the ICC has confirmed that following discussions and agreement between the relevant parties and as per the Code, David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will hold the hearing of Ravindra Jadeja. Details of this hearing are being worked out and will be announced in due course."

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