Cook calls for 'common sense' for Anderson

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England captain Alastair Cook has implored the ICC to use 'common sense' when deciding fast bowler James Anderson's fate at his disciplinary hearing on Friday.

England captain Alastair Cook has implored the ICC to use 'common sense' when deciding fast bowler James Anderson's fate at his disciplinary hearing on Friday.

Anderson was charged with a level 3 offense after an alleged altercation with India all-rounder Ravi Jadeja in the first Test. He is alleged to have pushed Jadeja, and if guilty could face up to four Tests on the sidelines.

The ECB insist nothing so dramatic happened when the players exchanged words on day two at Trent BRidge, while the BCCI insist Jadeja was the innocent party and are appealing his 50 percent match fee fine.

Cook said ahead of the hearing: "We are not allowed to comment but I just hope common sense prevails. Hopefully we'll see Jimmy in his home Test match."

Anderson, who could miss the fourth Test at Old Trafford, his home ground for Lancashire, hoped the matter would be resolved in his favour, saying: "I don't know what's going to happen. I want to be playing at Old Trafford, my home Test, but we'll have to wait and see what happens."

When asked if the matter had been on his mind during the third Test, he said: "Yes obviously it has but when I've gone out on the field there has only been one thing on my mind and that is to take wickets for England and them win games of cricket."

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