Duckett handed maximum fine and suspended from England Lions

Ashes 2017 England batsman suspended and fined following Perth bar incident

Ben Duckett has been suspended and fined by the ECB

Duckett was due to play for England XI in Perth over the weekend but was suspended following a report that he poured a drink over James Anderson in a bar in the early hours of Friday morning. He was also fined the maximum allowable amount for an England Lions player, which ESPNcricinfo understands is close to 1500.

Ben Duckett is to remain with the England Lions tour of Australia but will play no further part in any remaining matches and has received a final written warning over his conduct.

Duckett's dousing of England's all-time leading wicket taker certainly fits this description but with England 2-0 down in their Ashes defence, without Ben Stokes after his arrest in Bristol in September, and having already seen their defeat in Brisbane dominated by the news of Bairstow's social faux, it was still incredibly naive from the young batsman.

But at this stage, none of their punishments has been as severe as that dished out to Duckett.

"Following a disciplinary hearing with England Lions player Ben Duckett, ECB can confirm the following measures have been placed on the player", the ECB statement said.

Duckett will stay in Perth to run drinks for England A until their Australian trip ends on Sunday.

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Ben Duckett was left out of England's two-day tour game against Cricket Australia XI.

England's full Ashes tour was beset by off-field issues before it even began, most notably with the suspension of Ben Stokes from global cricket.

It is understood the incident occurred on the first evening after European Central Bank director Andrew Strauss agreed to relax a midnight curfew - imposed two weeks ago.

Earlier, all-rounder Moeen Ali said England's cricketers must improve their off-field behaviour or risk turning a younger generation of players away from the game.

The episode is the latest to mar what has so far been a awful tour for England, who trail the five-match Ashes series with Australia 2-0 following defeats in Brisbane and Adelaide. We want cricket to grow for kids, and for families to come and watch, so we have to be on our best behaviour.

He said: "Obviously it's a shame these things happen. maybe the culture needs to change now". It's not always easy.

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