Ravindra Jadeja
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja could face a ban of one Test match or two ODIs.Reuters

Ravindra Jadeja is facing a Level 2 charge of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) code of conduct for his involvement in the altercation with England seamer James Anderson in the Trent Bridge Test.

A day after the India team management lodged a complaint against Anderson for 'pushing and abusing', England pressed charges against the India all-rounder. Under Level 2, Jadeja could potentially face a ban of one Test match or two ODIs.

"It is alleged that after the players left the public area and entered the pavilion [for Lunch], Jadeja turned suddenly and took steps towards Anderson in an aggressive and threatening manner," the ICC said in the statement.

Jadeja has been reported under Article 2.2.11, which states that "Where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the above offences, conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute."

On the other hand, Anderson is facing a Level 3 charge, which could result in a ban of up to four matches. Anderson allegedly pushed Jadeja on their way back to the dressing rooms on the second day of the first Test.

Meanwhile, England skipper Alastair Cook has accused India for targeting their bowling spearhead ahead of the second Test match starting at Lord's and termed it a 'tactical move' from the touring party.

"Yes I think so. This is tactical from India," Cook said. "This is where all of this has come from. We are surprised it has come to a situation like this to be honest. Level 3 charge is very surprising.

"It is also possibly because of his competitive streak and it should be about just one incident. After hearing Jimmy's version, it is a mountain out of a molehill to be honest."

MS Dhoni has reportedly been under a lot of pressure from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to drop the charges against Anderson. The India skipper, however, did not hold back in the press conference and mentioned Anderson crossed the line during the altercation.

"At a press conference, you can ask me tough questions," Dhoni said. "I have the right to answer or not to answer them, but in no way can I go and touch you. Or you can come and touch me. We talk a lot about the spirit of cricket, and there are guidelines that need to be followed."

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