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Warner to face disciplinary hearing

Australia's David Warner watches from team dressing room after being dropped during the ICC Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Australia batsman David Warner is due before a disciplinary hearing this morning over allegations of an attack on England cricketer Joe Root.

Warner missed yesterday's Champions Trophy match with New Zealand as reports emerged that he attacked Root in Walkabout Bar in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday.

England and Australia players had been in the bar after England's 48-run win at Edgbaston on Saturday.

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David Warner picked on the baby of the England team

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.

The Walkabout bar where Warner and Root had an altercation Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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.


Walkabout confirms Joe Root involved in David Warner incident

The Walkabout bar chain have released a statement confirming an incident took place at their bar in Birmingham involving Australian cricketer David Warner and England batsman Joe Root.

"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. None of the group seemed to have been drinking to excess, and all were just having a good time.

"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."

– Walkabout Statement

England cricket stars with revellers in Walkabout

Stuart Broad and Joe Root pose for photos with cricket fan in Birmingham's Walkabout bar Credit: Adam Wilbourn

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.

Police were 'not called' to Warner incident

West Midlands Police have said "they were not called to an incident" involving cricketers at the Walkabout Bar in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A statement from both the Australian and England Cricket Boards said an altercation between David Warner and an England player took place at "in a Birmingham bar."

It is understood members of both teams were in the Walkabout Australian theme bar in Broad Street at some point on Saturday evening.

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