England's booze issues no joke, says Darren Lehmann

Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 09:41 IST | AFP

Australia coach Darren Lehmann says England's latest alcohol-fuelled indiscretion is no laughing matter and his team are not relishing the tourists' misfortunes

Australia coach Darren Lehmann says England's latest alcohol-fuelled indiscretion is no laughing matter and his team are not relishing the tourists' misfortunes. England were rocked weekend by a third alcohol-related incident in three months after England Lions batsman Ben Duckett was suspended from a two-day tour match for pouring a drink on the head of James Anderson following a heated argument. The Duckett incident follows Ben Stokes' involvement in a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in September and Jonny Bairstow's headbutt greeting for Australia's Cameron Bancroft in Perth in late October.

Aussie coach Darren Lehmann

Lehmann said he did not see the funny side of his rivals self-destructing. "I've been through all that, so no, I don't have a chuckle at that," Lehmann told reporters yesterday. "You have those situations at various stages throughout your career. It's not funny. It's a case of actually making sure you're trying the best you can to get your side prepared. For me, I don't have a chuckle at any of that."

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