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Ben Duckett has been left out of the England Lions squad to tour the
West Indies after pouring a drink over James Anderson in a Perth bar.
Duckett, 23, had already been fined and suspended from Lions'
matches on the Australia tour after the late-night incident ahead of
the third Test which infuriated the team's management.
"Ben Duckett has not been selected as a result of the off-field
incident which led to his suspension and fine in Australia," said an
England and Wales Cricket Board spokesperson.
The Northamptonshire batsman, who has played four Test and three
one-day internationals for England, has already received a reported
£1 500 fine and final written warning over his conduct.
The incident, the latest in a string of alcohol-related antics to
generate headlines during England's Ashes tour, took place as players
from the senior and development squads socialised together in Avenue bar
in Perth on December 7.
It followed Ben Stokes' arrest and omission from the Ashes squad
after a fight outside a Bristol bar in September, and Jonny Bairstow's
"headbutt" greeting to Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft in the same
Perth bar on the first night of the tour.
The spotlight on the off-field antics of the England team, who trail
3-0 in the five-match Ashes series, led to them being labelled "tourists
masquerading as cricketers" by the Australian press.
England coach Trevor Bayliss described Duckett's incident as "trivial" but "not acceptable".
The Lions development side will play three four-day matches and three
one-day games against West Indies 'A' in Jamaica and Antigua in February