London: Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann has slammed both teams for their handling (or mishandling) of the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja showdown, at Trent Bridge.
“That both managements couldn’t resolve it behind closed doors shows there’s a lack of respect between the teams... It’s so disappointing,” Swann told The Telegraph, at Lord’s, on Monday afternoon.
According to Swann, the managers (Sunil Dev, Phil Neale) and the captains (Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Alastair Cook) should have called Anderson and Jadeja for a face-to-face and made the guilty player apologise.
“That should have been done and the matter closed. Taking it to the ICC wasn’t necessary,” Swann added.
A preliminary hearing, via a teleconference, will be held on Tuesday morning.