Harry Brook dropped from final U19 World Cup match for ‘disciplinary matter’

England Under-19 captain Harry Brook was dropped for the final match of their World Cup campaign against New Zealand due to a “disciplinary matter”.

The Yorkshire batsman was left out of England’s 32-run win over in the play-off for seventh place in the tournament, with Will Jacks leading the side in his absence.

In a statement, the International Cricket Council said they had received confirmation from the England camp that his omission was for a “disciplinary matter”, but are yet to disclose the reason.

Brook had been averaging 119.5 in the Under-19 World Cup with 239 runs in five innings, including a century and two half-centuries.

Jacks had previously captained England twice before in Under-19 ODIs, most recently in December against South Africa, and scored a century and a half-century during the World Cup campaign.

English cricket has been hit by several disciplinary issues in recent months.

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been charged with affray in relation to an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September, and Jonny Bairstow greeted Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft with a ‘headbutt’ in Perth during the Ashes tour.

England Lions batsman Ben Duckett was also fined and received a final written warning by the ECB after pouring a drink over senior bowler James Anderson in a Perth bar.

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