After more than 20 days of twists and turns since Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson ‘clashed’, the ICC came out with a not-guilty verdict for both the players on Friday. The following the sequence of the events, chronologically:
July 10: Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson involved in an altercation, on the second day of the first India-England Test, in Trent Bridge. But the incident isn’t reported immediately.
July 15: Anderson charged under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for allegedly “abusing and pushing” Jadeja. The complaint was brought by India team manager Sunil Dev.
July 16: Reports claim that charges were laid against Anderson after mediation failed between the sides.
July 16: England retaliate, charging Jadeja with a Level 2 offence under the Code of Conduct.
July 17: Reports say that the inquiry into the Jadeja-Anderson spat will begin on July 22. Gordon Lewis, Australia’s representative on the Code of Conduct Commission, to be the judicial commissioner to preside over the hearing.
July 19: BCCI questions why crucial video footage of the alleged altercation is not available.
July 22: ICC announces that the hearing into the Level 3 charge against Anderson will be held on August 1.
July 25: Jadeja fined 50 per cent of his match fees after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct. BCCI says it reserves the right to appeal against it.
July 26: Reports claim England witnesses Ben Stokes and Matt Prior suggested to Match Referee David Boon that Jadeja had turned threateningly towards Anderson and the England fast bowler had acted in self defence.
July 26: Dhoni slams ICC’s decision of fining Jadeja, says “it is a very hurtful decision.”
July 27: ICC urges players not to undermine’ its judiciary process.
July 30: India allowed to appeal the guilty verdict against Jadeja, confirms ICC.
July 31: The Telegraph reports that Jadeja’s decision to appeal against the fine was a “team decision”.
Aug.1: Both players are found not guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct.