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The Australian cricket team has suspended David Warner until the first Ashes test and fined him £7000 for "unbecoming behaviour."
Unusually for these kind of episodes, we know pretty much exactly what happened. A bunch of Australian and England cricketers went out to a bar in Birmingham after their match on Saturday.
At about 2am, David Warner threw a punch at one of the England players. It was completely unprovoked, and the man he picked on was the baby of the England team - 22-year-old Joe Root.
Warner has since apologised to Root in person and both sides say the matter is over, while Root was training at the Oval earlier and he looked OK.
The fact that Warner was seen carrying the drinks for his team-mates today suggests to me he'll be staying on the tour ahead of the Ashes.
Cricket fan Adam Wilbourn told ITV Central he was in the bar where cricketers David Warner and Joe Root had an alleged altercation on Saturday night.
The radio presenter had his photograph taken with England players Root, Stuart Broad and others, and also saw many of the Australian team, including Warner, arrive at the Walkabout bar in Birmingham.
A Birmingham bar has revealed there was an "altercation" between David Warner and English cricketer Joe Root in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Walkabout, an Australian-themed nightspot in the city centre, released a statement after Warner was dropped by Australian selectors following reports he attacked an England player.
"David Warner and Joe Root were in our VIP area between 1.30am and 2.30am on Sunday along with several other England and Australia team members," the statement read.
"There was a small altercation between Warner and Root, but this was dealt with very amicably and quickly by the rest of the group, and both were calmly chatting to each other again immediately afterwards.
"They all left a short while later, and the small bar tab was picked up by David Warner."
England cricketers Stuart Broad and Joe Root posed for photos with fans in Walkabout on Broad Street in Birmingham on Saturday night before an England player was assaulted.
It's alleged that after these photos were taken an altercation took place between Australian David Warner and Joe Root (pictured right), although the ECB have yet to confirm which England player was involved.
An investigation is underway by the Australian Cricket Board.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said David Warner has apologised for attacking an England player, reported by Australian media to be batsman Joe Root:
The ECB said that Australia batsman David Warner launched an "unprovoked physical attack" on an England player in a nightclub.
"Following a statement issued this morning by Cricket Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirms that David Warner initiated an unprovoked physical attack on a member of the England team in a Birmingham bar following England's 48 run victory over Australia," said an ECB statement.
The England player involved in an alleged "physical altercation" with Australia's David Warner is batsman Joe Root, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The paper said the "alcohol-related incident" took place in the Walkabout nightclub in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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David Warner was dropped for their ICC Champions Trophy clash with New Zealand after allegations of an unprovoked attack on Joe Root.