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England U19s cricket captain Harry Brook dropped on disciplinary grounds

  • Incident took place 24 hours before New Zealand play-off
  • Brook missed final game of ICC Cricket World Cup campaign

The England Under-19s captain, Harry Brook, was dropped for the final game of their ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup campaign after falling foul of the team’s disciplinary rules. The incident took place 24 hours before the seventh-placed play-off with New Zealand in Queenstown, where England have played all of their matches. It is understood no other players were involved and the 18-year-old’s indiscretion is considered to be minor and not drink-related.

Brook, who has played six times for Yorkshire’s senior side after making his first class debut in 2016, has had an impressive tournament, scoring 239 runs at an average of 119.5, notching two fifties and a hundred in the process. A promising run for England was halted by Australia and leg-spinner Lloyd Pope, who took eight for 35 to knock England out at the quarter-final stage. Vice-captain Will Jacks took charge in Brook’s absence, leading England to a 32-run win.

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