England stars clear to booze on Australia tour regardless of Ben Stokes scandal

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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.

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Joe Root jokes alongside Trevor Bayliss and Stuart Broad throughout their crew picture
 England's all-time record wicket taker James Anderson in training in Perth today

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England’s all-time report wicket taker James Anderson in coaching in Perth immediately

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.

 Skipper Joe Root poses with the Ashes in official photo shoot

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Skipper Joe Root poses with the Ashes in official photo shoot
 England fast bowler Stuart Broad at the nets in Perth

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England fast bowler Stuart Broad at the nets in Perth
 Moeen Ali carries his gear at the nets session in Perth today

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Moeen Ali carries his gear at the nets session in Perth today

“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.”

 Ben Stokes was filmed fighting in the street on a night out in Bristol
Ben Stokes was filmed fighting in the street on a night out in Bristol
 England head coach Trevor Bayliss has given players the all-clear to drink on tour

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England head coach Trevor Bayliss has given players the all-clear to drink on tour

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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