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England captain dropped as disciplinary issues continue

January 30, 2018

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — England Under-19 captain Harry Brook was dropped for the final match of his team’s World Cup campaign Tuesday in the latest disciplinary issue to hit English cricket.

Vice-captain Will Jacks took over from Brook and led England to a 32-run win over New Zealand in the playoff for seventh place.

In a statement, the International Cricket Council said England confirmed Brook had been dropped for “a disciplinary matter, but are yet to disclose a reason.”

Brook had scored a century and two half centuries at the tournament, to average 119.5.

In recent months, England allrounder Ben Stokes has been charged with affray after a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow oddly greeted Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft with a headbutt at a Perth nightclub early in the Ashes tour of Australia.

Ben Duckett, a batsman for the second-tier England Lions, was fined “the maximum allowable amount” and issued with a final written warning after a pouring a drink over senior England bowler James Anderson.

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