Roar – Ben Duckett appears to be the scapegoat of an English cricket board desperate to stamp out drunken behaviour, having been told he is on his final warning after pouring a drink on the head of Jimmy Anderson.

Summary

  • Ben Duckett appears to be the scapegoat of an English cricket board desperate to stamp out drunken behaviour, having been told he is on his final warning after pouring a drink on the head of Jimmy Anderson.
  • The England and Wales Cricket Board have made it clear Duckett’s career is at the crossroads in a “final written warning in respect of his conduct as an England player”.
  • Duckett has also been fined the maximum amount for an England A player (approximately $2700) and he will sit out that squad’s remaining fixtures on their Australian tour.
  • Duckett will stay in Perth to run drinks for England A until their Australian trip ends on Sunday.
  • Bairstow was fined for “professional misconduct” when he and other players were drinking in Bristol the night of Stokes’ stoush, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing after it emerged he headbutted Cameron Bancroft during England’s first night on tour in Australia.

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