The Ashes afterparty of the Australia and England players were reportedly gatecrashed by the Tasmanian police and was shut down asking the players to go to bed. Australia won the series 4-0 as Joe Root’s England succumbed a heavy loss.
However, both teams showed tremendous sportsmanship by joining in an afterparty which incidentally became troublesome for them. A viral video of Nathan Lyon, Joe Root, Travis Head and James Anderson being summoned by the police is making the rounds on social media.
Tasmania Police Summons England, Australia Players For Ashes AfterParty
JUST IN 🚨 Police officers have crashed an Ashes afterparty with Australian cricketers Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Travis Head and English cricketers Joe Root and James Anderson asked to leave a venue
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) January 18, 2022
The players are seen to be questioned by the police. They are also being asked by the police to leave the venue and go to bed. They were partying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel after the end of the fifth and final Test match. They left the premises as advised by the police after the interrogation.
“You’re too loud and have obviously been asked to pack up,” a female officer told the group, who were sitting around a table and drinking beer. “We have been asked to come. It’s time for bed,” the police said. The Tasmanian Police also came up with a statement regarding the incident.
“Tasmania Police attended the Crowne Plaza Hobart on Monday morning after reports were made of intoxicated people in a function area. The guests were spoken to by police, just after 6:00am, and left the area when asked. No further action will be taken by police,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, after the Ashes debacle, Joe Root and Ben Stokes withdrew their names from the IPL 2022 mega auction. While Root termed it as a sacrifice, Stokes said that he wanted to focus on his workload for England’s next home season.
“There’s a lot that we need to do for this team, which deserves all of my energy. I’ll keep sacrificing as much as I can because I care so much about Test cricket in our country and trying to get us to where we want to be,” Root said.
“Stokes will sit out this year’s tournament, which will feature 10 teams for the first time and be preceded by a mega-auction in which there are plenty of spaces to fill,” London’s Evening Standard reported on the England all-rounder.