Rediff – The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have discussed a reported bar-room incident involving Johnny Bairstow with the Ashes tour wicket-keeper, the board said in a statement.

Summary

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have discussed a reported bar-room incident involving Johnny Bairstow with the Ashes tour wicket-keeper, the board said in a statement.
  • Australia’s Fox Sports reported that Bairstow was involved in a clash, in a hotel bar, with Australian player Cameron Bancroft in Perth during England’s warm-up for the series.
  • An ECB statement read: “At close of play in Brisbane today, we were made aware of allegations of an incident in Perth four weeks ago.
  • “Following an initial conversation with Jonny Bairstow tonight we understand the context and will follow up with England players and management after the Brisbane Test.”
  • Bairstow has not commented on the alleged incident.


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