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Judgment submitted

Calcutta: Gordon Lewis, the International Cricket Council (ICC)-appointed judicial commissioner who inquired into the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja fracas, has submitted his detailed judgment on Monday.

Chief executive David Richardson has seven days to decide whether to appeal or not. Lewis had found Anderson and Jadeja not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during their alleged altercation at Trent Bridge.

The BCCI will do everything it can behind the scenes to ensure that the appeal route is taken. The ICC’s head of legal affairs, Iain Higgins, will have 48 hours to constitute an Appeal Panel.

According to the rules, the Appeal Panel must have three members, all of whom have to be drawn from the ICC’s Code of Conduct Commission.

Lewis (Australia’s nominee on the Commission), along with India and England’s nominees, won’t be part of the Appeal Panel.