Brisbane - England coach Trevor Bayliss has let it be known that he is
displeased with a group of players who chose to act irresponsibly on the first
night of the tour.
It emerged during the first Test that an allegedly
intoxicated Jonny Bairstow attempted to headbutt Cameron Bancroft in a Perth
England have been subjected to intense media scrutiny on
this Ashes tours after Ben Stokes was suspended for his part in an alleged
street brawl in Bristol after an ODI.
The Bairstow incident has since been brushed off by both
parties and downplayed but the coach remains livid.
Bayliss said after England lost the first Test by ten
wickets on Monday: “We can't put ourselves in these situations however small
"They have only got themselves to blame.
"Any team will take any opportunity to get stuck into
the opposition, make them feel uncomfortable wherever possible. If you put
yourself in that situation you are fair game, we have to be careful we don't do
that in future."
Bayliss had earlier said there would be no booze ban on the
tour but that and tighter curfews now seem likely.
The coach would add: "There will probably be a
tightening up of curfews.
"Players put curfews on themselves around matches, then
it's up to me to say we haven't got a game for a few nights, you can head out
but obviously not be stupid.
"That's the disappointing thing, we make dumb decisions
at different times.
"We have to be smarter.
"Most people like going out at night and having a
couple of quiet ones. You have got to be careful you don't do anything stupid.
If that means not having anything to drink then so be it."
The ECB have not yet commented on possible sanction for
The second Ashes Test gets underway in Adelaide on Saturday
and will be the first ever pink ball day/night match between Australia and