ENGLAND gamers shall be allowed to drink on the Ashes – however have been warned to be smart.
Head coach Trevor Bayliss mentioned Joe Root’s crew could be anticipated to remain off the booze main into Check matches.
Bayliss is aware of the crew’s off-field behaviour shall be below the highlight in Australia following the Ben Stokes punch-up scandal.
He revealed the gamers spoke amongst themselves the day earlier than flying from the UK.
There shall be no curfews and no alcohol bans – however Bayliss expects the gamers to self-police and be skilled.
He defined: “The gamers sat down and had a chat. They’re those who’ve provide you with this.
“There aren’t any set curfews, they’re simply smart rulings.
“To me, it’s what we should always have been sticking to anyway as gamers or folks round an expert set-up.
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“Not drinking between matches is just sensible.
“We certainly don’t want to keep players in their rooms because it is a long tour.
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“You have to get out and experience what the country you’re touring has to offer.
“It’s about picking the right time to have a couple of drinks, but knowing to stay away from it if you’re preparing for a match.”
Bayliss was as frustrated as anybody that all-rounder Stokes is at home waiting to hear whether he will be charged by the police rather than in Australia.
The Aussie coach told BBC Radio’s Test Match Special: “It’s been a difficult time for everyone.
“It involves everyone, not just the one or two guys that were involved on that night.
“But it’s a month ago now and certainly the guys here have been going about their business.
“There hasn’t been any chat about it – we’re all concentrating on what we need to do to win this series.
“If you lose a player of Ben’s calibre will make a difference.
“So we’ll have to work out a different combination for the First Test.
“But I’m quite confident we can come up with a team that is more than capable of winning.”
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