17 Jul 2014

India defend complaint against Jimmy Anderson

6:39 pm on 17 July 2014

India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insists his side had every right to complain about the conduct of the English pace bowler Jimmy Anderson during last week's drawn first Test at Trent Bridge.

Anderson has been charged by the International Cricket Council for allegedly "abusing and pushing" India's Ravindra Jadeja as the players left the field for lunch on the second day of the opening Test.

Meanwhile, England have responded by levelling a charge of their own against Jadeja.

England captain Alastair Cook suggested at a pre-match press conference at Lord's ahead of the second Test that India's complaint had been a deliberate tactic to have Anderson banned from the rest of the five-match series.

Any hearing into the matter probably won't take place until after next week's third Test in the five-match series.