Monday, 28 July 2014 - 11:34
Richardson tells captains to not 'undermine' ICC judiciary process
ICC chief executive David Richardson has come out in support of match referee David Boon's verdict on Ravindra Jadeja, relating to the incident with James Anderson at Trent Bridge, and said MS Dhoni's critical comments on the ruling "undermine" the judiciary process.
All parties involved, including Dhoni and Alastair Cook, he said, should "respect the process.
Jadeja was found guilty of a Level 1 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct and fined 50% of his match fee by Boon.
However, the verdict did not go down well with the BCCI and Dhoni, who called it a "hurtful verdict" and said that Jadeja had only turned to look at an England player who was allegedly directing foul language at him.
Cook, however, despite admitting he did not see the incident, suggested that India might be exaggerating the seriousness of it in order that Anderson could be forced out of the series.