England are tourists are masquerading as players, says Australia media

Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 15:52 IST | AFP

England were dismissed as "tourists masquerading as cricketers" by Australia's media which turned the screw yesterday after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson

England were dismissed as "tourists masquerading as cricketers" by Australia's media which turned the screw yesterday after Ben Duckett was fined for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson. Duckett was slapped with a reported £1,500 ($2,000) fine and will play no further part in the remaining England Lions matches following the late-night bar prank in Perth on Thursday. It plunged their already difficult tour into another crisis after wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow headbutted Australian Test opener Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar.

England Ben Duckett. Pic/AFP
England's Ben Duckett. Pic/AFP

"These English Contiki tourists masquerading as cricketers are about to seal their places in Ashes infamy," Sydney Daily Telegraph said on its back page. The Telegraph stuck the knife in further with a blazing headline "Perthetic", adding: "Tour degenerates into farce as rudderless Poms face whitewash."

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