Cricket

Ashes 2017-18: England's Jonny Bairstow involved in late-night incident with Australia's Cameron Bancroft, says report

Jonny Bairstow was being investigated by the England Cricket Board (ECB) over an incident that took place in Perth, Australia at the start of their Ashes tour.

  • AFP
  • November 26th, 2017
  • 17:57:45 IST
Ashes 2017-18: England's Jonny Bairstow involved in late-night incident with Australia's Cameron Bancroft, says report

Brisbane: England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow was under investigation following a late-night incident with new Australian Test opener Cameron Bancroft, a report said on Sunday.

Jonny Bairstow scored 42 as England were dismissed for 195, leaving Australia 170 runs to win the Gabba Test. AP

Jonny Bairstow scored 42 as England were dismissed for 195, leaving Australia 170 runs to win the Gabba Test. AP

Fox Sports said Bairstow was being investigated by the England Cricket Board (ECB) over an incident that took place in Perth, Australia at the start of their Ashes tour.

The incident allegedly took place at a hotel while the England team was in town for its tour-opening match against a Western Australian XI, the report said.

While nobody was said to be hurt in the incident it sparked heated confrontations on the field between Australian players and Bairstow, while he was batting in the second innings of the first Test in Brisbane on Sunday.

Bairstow scored 42 as England were dismissed for 195, leaving Australia 170 runs to win the Gabba Test and who needed only 56 more runs on Monday's final day of play.

There are no police reports, although the incident is under review from the ECB, Fox Sports said.

Both the ECB and Cricket Australia were making no comment when approached by reporters over the matter on Sunday.

Reports of the incident come as England await the results of a police inquiry into a fight involving star all-rounder Ben Stokes outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

England are resigned to being without Stokes for the whole of the Ashes series after he did not fly out with the rest of the squad to Australia.

Updated Date: November 26, 2017 17:57:45 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Watch: Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow's fiery exchange on Day 3 of Edgbaston Test
First Cricket News

Watch: Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow's fiery exchange on Day 3 of Edgbaston Test

Virak Kohli had his aggressive mode on at the start of day three's play of the fifth Test between India and England at Edgbaston as he sledged Jonny Bairstow.

India vs England, 5th Test: Five England players to watch out for
First Cricket News

India vs England, 5th Test: Five England players to watch out for

With Ben Stokes leading the side, coming out as a fresh change in English cricket circles, and Bairstow ruthless form, England have a slight edge over India going into the fifth Test match.

India vs England: Jonny Bairstow stamps his authority with brilliant ton in difficult circumstances
First Cricket News

India vs England: Jonny Bairstow stamps his authority with brilliant ton in difficult circumstances

Jonny Bairstow was never afraid to take the aerial route, be it perfectly executed lofted drives down the ground or booming sixes into the leg side, and yet he never appeared to be anything other than in control, his aggression all the more devastating for its precision.