Australian David Warner has been suspended following an alleged attack on England batsman Joe Root.

Warner will miss the rest of Australia’s ICC Champions Trophy campaign and their two warm up matches prior to the Ashes. He is, however, available for the first Test against England at Trentbridge on July 10.

The 26-year-old has also been fined 11,500 Australian dollars after the alleged incident early on Sunday morning.

It is suggested that Warner was out with other Australian players at the Walkabout bar in Birmingham following the defeat to England in their Champions Trophy opener.

Root and other England players were also at the venue and after a disagreement over a wig the young star was wearing, Warner allegedly hit Root, but did not cause injury.

Warner missed Australia’s match against New Zealand yesterday in wake of the news but was on drinks duty.

The match against the Black Caps ended in a no result after rain intervened play after only 15 overs of New Zealand’s innings.


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