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ICC considers Anderson appeal

The ICC will consider the ruling in the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja case before deciding whether to appeal.

England seamer Anderson was cleared of wrong-doing by judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis over an incident between him and India all-rounder Jadeja during the first Test at Trent Bridge.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is unable to appeal the decision with only the ICC able to act, and they are being put under increasing pressure to do so.

ICC chief executive Dave Richardson has until Sunday to decide whether to lodge an appeal against the decision but BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel denied it had directly requested Richardson to appeal the verdict.

"What we have done is we've written a letter to the ICC saying we are not happy with the verdict," Patel said. "We don't have a right to appeal in this case."

A statement from the ICC on Tuesday read: "The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that it has received and is considering the written decision of His Honor Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial Commissioner, in respect of his findings that England's James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja of India were not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct and Player Support Personnel, following an exhaustive disciplinary hearing which was held in Southampton on Friday.

"As per Section 8.3.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has seven days - until Sunday August 10 - to consider whether to lodge an appeal against the decision.

"The ICC will make no further comment on this matter until the decision has been made."