Ballance warned after drunken photo surfaces

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England batsman Gary Ballance is in a bit of slightly warm water after being photographed in a drunken state in a nightclub, after the first Test against India ended in a draw.

England batsman Gary Ballance is in a bit of slightly warm water after being photographed in a drunken state in a nightclub, after the first Test against India ended in a draw.

The number three, who scored a half ton in the match, was seen at Pandora's Box on the night of day five, holding a beer and dancing with his shirt off. He has not been punished by the ECB though, and his place is not at risk.

An eye witness was quotes as saying, in the Telegraph: "They had to carry him out at the end of the night. He was standing outside with his top off screaming, "England!, England! England!'"

Coach Peter Moores said Ballance had not done anything wrong, really, but had been warned about upholding England's name in public: "I am aware that some of the England players were caught on camera relaxing after the conclusion of the recent Trent Bridge Test match.

"As the players had been released at the end of the first Test and were not due to meet up to begin preparations for the second Test until Monday evening, and there were no suggestions of impropriety there is no need for any disciplinary action.

"I will however be reminding all players of their responsibilities to uphold the best possible image for England cricket."

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