Two England Lions players sent home from Australia tour

Updated: 21 February 2013 09:46 IST

Ben Stokes and Matt Coles attended a hearing with the England and Wales Cricket Board and apologized for their behavior. England's second-string team has had heavy defeats in its opening two one-day matches against Australia A.

Hobart:

Durham allrounder Ben Stokes and Kent bowler Matt Coles have been sent home from the England Lions' tour of Australia for disciplinary reasons.

Both players attended a hearing with the England and Wales Cricket Board and apologized for their behavior. England's second-string team has had heavy defeats in its opening two one-day matches against Australia A.

ECB performance director David Parsons says, "Matt and Ben have ignored the instructions given to them around their match preparation and recovery - and following previous warnings, it is regrettable that it has been necessary to terminate their involvement in the tour."

The 21-year-old New Zealand-born Stokes has played five ODIs and two T20s for England.

The top England squad is touring New Zealand.

Topics : Cricket Ben Stokes Matt Coles
Related Articles
Valiant India Go Down Fighting To England In Women's World Cup Final
Valiant India Go Down Fighting To England In Women's World Cup Final
ICC Women's World Cup Final: Akshay Kumar Adds Bollywood Colour To Lord's
ICC Women's World Cup Final: Akshay Kumar Adds Bollywood Colour To Lord's
Ian Chappell Backs Virat Kohli In India Coach Controversy
Ian Chappell Backs Virat Kohli In India Coach Controversy
Show Comments
Advertisement