Ashes 2017-18

Ben Duckett Dropped, Suspended by England After Bar Incident

Ben Duckett Dropped, Suspended by England After Bar Incident
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Duckett, who was selected to open the batting in England’s two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI in Perth, was a late omission from the team. Reports said Duckett was involved in an incident late Thursday where he is said to have poured a drink over a senior player following a heated row. The Northants batsman was suspended by team management while a disciplinary investigation took place, according to Cricket.com.au.

That curfew followed news that wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow headbutted Australian Test opener Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar during the tourists’ first night on tour.
Duckett, 23, has been touring Australia with England Lions and was among a number of players promoted for the current tour match while senior players rested ahead of next week’s all-important third Test against Australia in Perth.

England are 2-0 down in the Ashes series and will relinquish the urn if they are beaten in the third Test, starting on Thursday.

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