Australia's 4-0 Ashes victory was followed by big celebrations. Interestingly, players from both camps were seen celebrating as the Ashes came to an end. But it seems like a few of the players from both teams went too far while celebrating and had to be 'thrown out'. In a video doing rounds on the internet, the Tasmanian police officers are seen kicking out five players from a bar, namely Crowne Plaza Hobart, as dawn broke on Monday morning.
The five players being told by the police to leave the bar also include England's captain Joe Root and veteran pacer James Anderson. Apart from them, Australia's spinner Nathan Lyon, batter Travis Head, and wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey are also there. "You're too loud and have obviously been asked to pack up," a female officer told the group, who were sitting around a table covered in beer bottles. "We have been asked to come. It's time for bed," she further adds.
The level of celebration can be imagined with the fact that Nathan Lyon and Alex Carey were still in their Test whites when the officers absconded them. The man holding the camera can be heard saying that he was filming the players being removed from the venue 'for the lawyers'. "We got Nathan Lyon, Root, there's Carey and Anderson," the man said. I'll just video this for the lawyers. See you in the morning, everyone," he added. A Tasmanian Police spokesperson elaborated on the issue and said that the players vacated the place as soon as they were asked and thus no further action will be taken against them.
Watch the whole incident here:
Unimpressed ECB Chief calls for reset
England had an unforgettable time in Australia as they lost the five-match series 4-0. They never came close to winning a Test in the whole series and this performance from Joe Root and Co. has not gone so well with the England and Wales Cricket Board chief Tom Harrison. Before the fifth Test, Harrison had called for a reset in the red-ball setup and promised 'the right balance of red and white ball'.
"There is a debate about whether we play more red-ball cricket through the summer. Let's find a way to be able to do that. These are the questions we need to ask. The pitches we play on, the ball we use," Tom Harrison had said. "We are currently not doing the right thing with respect to red-ball cricket. We want to be successful at white-ball cricket, of course, we do. But we absolutely need to be successful at Test cricket," he had added.