England Under-19 captain Harry Brook Facing Disciplinary Action
Under 19 Cricket team captain has been dropped from his last match of their youth World Cup for disciplinary reasons.
By Rida Zaheer
Team discipline is utmost important for enhancing efficiency and observing code of conduct set by national boards or international cricket council. Healthy activities always produce successful results and inculcate team spirit. At the same time any lose action displayed by and team member may bring the bad name for the team as well for the country.
Recently, The England and Wales Cricket Board said Brook, 18, was withdrawn after a “breach of team discipline” and has been given a written warning.
He has not been punished on the issue of alcohol-related matters and no further sanction will be applied.
It follows recent incidents involving the men’s senior team, including Ben Stokes being charged with affray.
Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow was criticised for an alleged headbutt on Australia’s Cameron Bancroft during the Ashes series, while batsman Ben Duckett was suspended from England Lions’ tour of Australia after pouring a drink over England bowler James Anderson in a Perth bar.
In Brook’s absence England won the match against New Zealand, a seventh-place play-off, by 32 runs.
Batsman Brook made his first-class debut for Yorkshire in 2016 and hit 102 not out for England Under-19s against Bangladesh earlier in the World Cup.