3 Members suspended by MCC After Lord's Long Room Incident With Team Australia

The Marylebone Cricket Club has suspended three members over altercations with the Australian cricket team in Lord's Long Room after the controversial stumping of Jonny Bairstow on the final day of the second Ashes Test. The MCC had earlier "unreservedly apologised" to the Australian team for the behaviour of some of its members, who allegedly verbally abused many of the visiting players as they made their way to the dressing room at lunch on Sunday. Television footage showed openers Usman Khawaja and David Warner involved in a heated exchange with spectators in the Long Room, which is an area reserved only for MCC members and their guests.
Khawaja was pulled back by security guards. Warner was also seen making a comment to some of the members, with security forced to step in.
Late on Sunday, the MCC said in a statement, "Further to the earlier statement, the MCC can confirm it has suspended three Members identified earlier today. They will not be permitted back to Lord's whilst the investigation takes place and were informed of this by MCC Chief Executive, Guy Lavender, this evening."

Jul 3, 2023 9:07 AM