Hindustan Times – England coach Trevor Bayliss has described Ben Duckett’s behaviour as “not acceptable” after the batsman was stood down from an Ashes tour game on Saturday and suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following an incident in a Perth bar.

Summary

  • England coach Trevor Bayliss has described Ben Duckett’s behaviour as “not acceptable” after the batsman was stood down from an Ashes tour game on Saturday and suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following an incident in a Perth bar.
  • Bayliss confirmed that the 23-year-old Duckett, who is part of the England Lions training team in Australia, had poured a drink on a senior England player — with reports suggesting it was paceman James Anderson — after a heated argument late on Thursday.
  • England are down 2-0 in the Ashes series and the latest bar-room incident has plunged their tour into a fresh crisis as they bid to avoid another humiliating whitewash.
  • Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft said England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow had headbutted him by way of a friendly greeting in a Perth bar during England’s warm-up for the series but both men played down the incident.
  • “I’m here to coach the team and I end up spending most of my time in front of cameras trying to explain some behaviour that the boys have been warned about,” Bayliss added.


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