Stuart Broad (Image Credits: Twitter)

While English pacer Stuart Broad executes his duty for his country England in the ongoing ENG vs NZ 2nd Test in Nottingham, there was a bad piece of news for the seamer. Tap & Run pub in East Midlands in England, which is co-owned by Stuart Broad, has been ravaged by fire.

The Tap & Run pub is run by The Cat & Wickets Pub Company, which was launched by Stuart Broad in 2016 with his former teammate Harry Gurney. The pub caught massive fire on Saturday night at 3.22 am (GMT). The fire has destroyed the roof and first floor or the pub and the building has badly damaged.

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Pub co-owned by Stuart Broad Catches Fire
Pub co-owned by Stuart Broad Catches Fire (Credits: ANI)

Stuart Broad’s Co-Owned Pub ‘Tap & Run’ Catches Massive Fire in England

The station manager at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, Jonathan Wilson, informed the that no one was injured during the accident as there was nobody inside the building at the time of the fire.

“There was not believed to be anybody inside the building and the fire was contained to the building itself. Crews from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire together have been working to deal with it. We are going to concentrate on putting the fire out — we are having a structural engineer have a look at the building as well to see if it is structurally safe, then there will be an investigation,” Wilson told

Harry Gurney
Harry Gurney [Image-Getty]
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Pub co-owners Stuart Board and Harry Gurney issued a statement over the incident in which they said they were devastated to learn about the incident. They also apologised to the villagers for the distress the fire caused them.

“We’re absolutely devastated to report that a fire broke out in the pub during the night. We are heartbroken to see our beautiful pub up in flames. We are so sorry that we will be unable to honour any bookings for the foreseeable future and sorry for any distress that the fire has caused to villagers. We will keep everyone updated on social media in the coming days and weeks,” the statement read.

Stuart Broad of England. Photo- AP
Stuart Broad of England. Photo- AP

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Meanwhile, Stuart Broad is currently part of the ongoing ENG vs NZ 2nd Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The right-arm pacer has scalped 6 wickets in 2 games so far at an average of 38.0. England leads the series 1-0 after winning the 1st Test by 5 wickets. The ENG vs NZ Test series will witness 3 games.

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