BCCI 'not happy' about Anderson ruling

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The BCCI have written a letter to the ICC expressing their disappointment about the James Anderson 'not guilty' ruling, but have denied putting pressure on the governing body to launch an appeal.

The BCCI have written a letter to the ICC expressing their disappointment about the James Anderson 'not guilty' ruling, but have denied putting pressure on the governing body to launch an appeal.

The Indian board are not happy that England paceman Anderson was supposedly let off the hook in terms of his altercation with Ravi Jadeja in the first Test in Nottingham, having been found not guilty of the level three charge.

The judge ruled late last week that there was not enough evidence, without video proof or corroborating witness statements, to ban Anderson for up to four matches. As such, the BCCI have written to ICC chief Dave Richardson.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told <i>Reuters</i>: "What we have done is we've written a letter to the ICC saying we are not happy with the verdict.

"We don't have a right to appeal in this case."

It is now up to Richardson whether he launches an appeal, which has to be done within seven days of the original ruling. If he does so, the ICC has 48 hours to set up a review panel to look at the Judicial Commissioner's ruling.